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Arbroath and Forfar Railway

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Linked the two towns with a link to Almericloss with a total length of just over fifteen miles.

1836 Company was incorporated to build a railway from the Scottish Midland at Forfar to the harbour at Arbroath. All property leased to the Caledonian Railway Company [1]

1839 The line opened in full with a 5ft 6in gauge and locomotives from the Dundee Foundry Co

1848 the line was leased to the Aberdeen Railway [2]

1849 The line was opened on January 3rd.[3]

1856 Scottish Midland Junction Railway absorbed the line on 29 July 1856.

1923 Became part of London, Midland and Scottish Railway [4]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  3. The Engineer 1924/11/21
  4. [1] Wikipedia