Midland Railway

The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

The Midland Railway had a large network of lines centred on the East Midlands, with its headquarters based in Derby. Initially connecting Leeds with London (St Pancras) via the East Midlands by what is now the Midland Main Line, it went on to connect the East Midlands with Birmingham and Bristol, and with York and Manchester. It was the only pre-grouping railway to own or share lines in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, becoming the third largest railway undertaking in the British Isles (after the Great Western and the London & North Western), the largest coal haulier, the largest British railway to have its headquarters outside London, and (after the Great Central railway moved its HQ to London in 1907) the only railway serving London not to have its headquarters there and the only Midlands-based railway directly serving Southern England and South Wales.

Read more about Midland RailwayOrigin, Consolidation, The South-West, Eastern Competition, Hudson's Defection, The Battle of Nottingham, The Euston Square Confederacy, To Manchester, Competition For Coal, To Scotland, Later History, Ships, Grouping, Innovation

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... The Midland Railway was granted running powers over the Stamford and Essendine in 1866 and used it to sent goods traffic to the Eastern Midland Railway at Bourne and thence to East Anglia ... To regain traffic, the Eastern Midland obtained powers in 1888 for a direct line from Bourne to the Midland Railway station at Saxby, near Melton Mowbray, and when this opened, most of ...
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... The Midland pioneered the use of gas lighting for trains in Britain, put third-class carriages on all its trains in 1872, and abolished second class in 1875, giving third-class passengers ... The railway also introduced the first British Pullman supplementary-fare cars ... The company was grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) on 1 January 1923 ...
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... The Midland Railway Kettering to Manton line passes over the Welland Viaduct a third of a mile to the east, and slightly to the north thereof, passed over the Peterborough and Stamford lines and the ... The nearest station on the Midland was 1 mile away at Harringworth ...
List Of Closed Railway Stations In Britain: S - S - Sh
... name) Rail company Year closed Shackerstone Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway 1931 now reopened Shadwell and St Georges East London Blackwall Railway 1941 Shakespeare Cliff Halt SE ... Sheffield Victoria Great Central Railway 1970 Sheffield Wicker Sheffield and Rotherham Railway 1870 Shefford Midland Railway 1962 Shenton Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway 1931 Shepherds GWR 1963 Shepherd's ...
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