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The company owned 100 miles of lines and was created in 1860 by the merger of Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway (OW&WR), the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway (NA&HR) and the Worcester and Hereford Railway. It also leased other lines and took over the working of others.
In 1863 it was absorbed into the Great Western Railway