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of Broadstone Station, Dublin
The Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) main line extended from Broadstone in Dublin to the Midlands, (Mullingar, to Athlone) and onwards to Galway and Clifden in what is now the Republic of Ireland. At its peak there were a number of branch lines. 
1845 The company was incorporated and under the charter the Royal Canal, which had cost £1,5000,000, was purchased for £298,059.
The railway was opened in the following order;-
1888 See Locomotive Stock June 1888.
1908 The length of line owned is 516.5 miles.