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Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway

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Exhibit at the National Railway Museum.

This 89 mile line connected the three towns and also had branches to Tipton and Kingswinford.

The first part of the line was opened in 1850 and fully in 1854.

c1853 Leased the Stratford-on-Avon and Moreton Railway and converted the tramway to carry standard railway vehicles.

In 1860 they merged with the Worcester and Hereford Railway and the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway (NA&HR) to form the West Midland Railway

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990