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19th Century Mineral Railways & Sidings

 

1.   East Shropshire Railways

 

 

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Main Line

Location

Map

Works

Great Western Railway

SJ698051

J

Madeleycourt Colliery

SJ703052

J

Madeleycourt Ironworks

SJ704051

J

Halesfield Colliery

SJ712055

J

Kemberton Colliery

Lilleshall Private Railway

SJ693153

E

Lubstree Wharf

SJ717134

E

Freehold Colliery

SJ722133

E

Muxtonbridge Colliery

SJ718129

E

Waxhill Barracks Colliery

SJ719126

E

Barn Pits Colliery

SJ724120

E

Granville Colliery

SJ717123

E

Old Lodge Furnaces

SJ721114

E

Grange Colliery

SJ703124

E

Donnington Wood Ironworks

SJ713117

E

Lodgewood Brickworks

SJ704113

E

Newyard Engineering Works

SJ700108

E

Snedshill Sidings

SJ700105

E

Snedshill Ironworks

SJ701102

E

Snedshill Brickworks

SJ701099

E

Priorslee Furnaces

SJ712104

E

Woodhouse Colliery

SJ708097

E

Lawn Colliery

SJ707092

E

Dark Lane Colliery

SJ709094

E

Stafford Colliery

LNWR (Coalport Branch)

SJ684119

C

Hadley Lodge Brickworks

SJ693119

C

Wombridge Ironworks

SJ700108

 

Oakengates Sidings

SJ699107

 

Oakengates Nail Works

SJ701090

F

Lawn Colliery

SJ697091

F

Hall Colliery

SJ700093

F

Pudleyhill Colliery

SJ701086

F

Dark Lane Foundry

SJ704079

F

Randlay Brickworks

SJ700075

F

Wrekin Chemical Works

SJ699074

F

Stirchley ironworks sidings

SJ700044

K

Madeley Market Station Sidings

SJ690042

K

Meadowpit Colliery

SJ681039

K

Styches Colliery

SJ679038

K

Brockholes Brickworks

SJ677039

K

Woodland Brickworks

SJ698038

L

Shawfield Colliery

SJ701043

L

Hills Lane Colliery

SJ694035

M

Blists Hill Ironworks

SJ689030

M

Lloyds Colliery

SJ696025

M

Coalport China Works

SJ703021

 

Coalport East Station Sidings

Shrewsbury & Birmingham Railway

SJ647118

A

Wellington Cattle Market

SJ647116

A

Shropshire Works

SJ651117

A

Wellington Station sidings

SJ693111

 

Oakengates Gas Works 

SJ696108

 

Oakengates Station sidings

SJ703094

 

Eagle Ironworks

SJ704079

F

Randlay Brickworks

SJ700075

F

Wrekin Chemical Works

SJ699074

F

Stirchley ironworks sidings

Shrewsbury & Stafford Railway

SJ678124

C

Castle Ironworks

SJ685123

C

Trench Ironworks

SJ687123

C

Shropshire Ironworks

SJ693119

C

Wombridge Ironworks

SJ709143

D

Midland Ironworks

Wellington & Severn Junction Railway

SJ672108

 

Ketley Ironworks

SJ674072

G

Horsehay Ironworks

SJ678078

G

Heath Hill Colliery

SJ678074

G

Brandlee Brickworks

SJ686067

G

Parish Colliery

SJ684064

G

Deepfield Colliery

SJ680062

G

Topyard Colliery

SJ689063

H

Castle Ironworks

SJ689060

H

Botany Bay Colliery

SJ683054

H

Lightmoor Ironworks

SJ679057

H

Lightmoor Colliery

SJ677054

H

Shutfield Brickworks

SJ679051

H

Lightmoor Brickworks

SJ672051

H

Cherrytree Hill Brickworks

SJ668048

I

Coalbrookdale Ironworks

SJ666037

I

Severn Foundry

 

2.   East Shropshire Tramways

 

Company

From

To

Length (miles)

Opened

Closed

Comments

Benthall Rails

Benthall

River Severn

 

1686

 

 

Manning & Taylor

Broseley

River Severn

 

1702

 

Via Tarbatch Dingle

Botfield

Hollinswood

River Severn

 

1799

 

 

Broseley Tramway

Broseley

Tuckies

 

1700s

 

West of Corbatch Dingle

Clifford’s Rails

Calcutts

River Severn

 

1605

 

 

Clifford’s Rails

West of Calcutts

River Severn

 

1608

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Madeley area

 

 

1730s

 

By Coalbrookdale Co

Coalbrookdale Co

 

Lake Head

 

1748

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Foresters Mines Coalmoor

Coalbrookdale

 

1750

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Horshay Furnaces

Coalbrookdale

 

1755

 

112yd incline on Jiggers Bank

Coalbrookdale Co

Horsehay Furnaces

Mines at Lawley & Ketley

 

1755

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Horsehay Furnaces

Ketley Furnaces

 

1757

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Coal and iron mines

Madeleywood Ironworks

 

1758

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Coalbrookdale

River Severn

 

1770

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

 

Park Furnace

 

1769

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Horsehay Furnace

Donnington Wood

 

1788

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Brierley Hill

River Severn

 

1794

 

Via Lincoln Hill

Coalbrookdale Co

Horsehay Furnace

Dawley Castle Furnace

 

1800s

 

Via Pool Hill Bank across the Pool Fields in front of Dawley Church

Coalbrookdale Co

Brierley Incline

Horsehay Furnace

 

1801

 

 

Coalbrookdale Co

Coalbrookdale

Shropshire Canal near Dawley Castle

 

1810

 

Via Lightmoor Valley

Coalbrookdale Co

Brandlee

Shropshire Canal near Dawley Castle

 

1817

 

With feeders from Portley and Deepfield Collieries

Coalbrookdale Co

Horsehay Furnace

Coalbrookdale

 

1820

 

Via Lightmoor Dingle

Forester & Hayward

Little Wenlock

River Severn

 

1728

 

 

Hollinswood

River Severn

8

1747

 

Sutton Wharf

Horsepastures

Horsepastures Mines

Watling Street

 

1747

 

 

Ironbridge

Iron mine

River Severn

 

1800s

 

Via incline

Jackfield Rails

Birch Leasows

River Severn

 

1605

 

Via Birch Batch and Calcutts

Jackfield

Broseley

 

1827

 

along the riverside at Jackfield connecting several lines running to the river from the area east of Broseley

 

Lane Pit

River Severn

¾

1692

 

 

 

Lane Pit

Ludford Wharf

 

 

 

 

Lincoln Hill

Lincoln Hill

Bedlam Furnaces

 

1800

 

Via tunnel

Lloyds Dingle Tramway

Lloyds Dingle

River Severn

 

1706

 

Meadow Wharf

Madeleywood Co

Gleedon Hill

River Severn

 

1824

 

½ mile west of Buildwas Bridge

Madeley Wood Tramway

Madeley Wood Mines

River Severn

 

1692

 

 

Priorslee

Wrockwardine Wood plane

 

1747

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Bedlam Furances

 

1799

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Lloyds Pit

 

1799

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Meadow Pit

 

1799

 

Via incline

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Shaws Pit

 

1799

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Madeleycourt Pit

 

1799

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Tweedale Ironworks

 

1799

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Shropshire Canal

Hales Pit

 

1799

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Doseley Wharf

Deepfield Colliery at Little Dawley

 

1800s

 

 

Shropshire Canal

Hinkshay

Old Park Ironworks

 

1812

 

 

 

Steeraway

SJ654095

Shortwood Level

SJ657091

½

 

 

 

 

Steeraway

SJ654095

The Hatch

SJ644083

 

 

 

 

Shrewsbury Canal

 

1747

 

West of Trench Plane

Wilkinson

Willey Furnace

River Severn

 

1748

 

 

 

3.   Rest of Shropshire

 

Company

From

To

Length (miles)

Opened

Closed

Comments

Alveley Colliery Branch

Alveley Junction

(SO746841)

Alveley Colliery

(SO754842)

½

1935

1986

Detailed map

Billingsley Colliery Tramway

Brooksmouth Junction

(SO752817)

Billingsley Colliery

(SO717843)

2

1796

1921

Detailed map

Blodwel Quarry Branch

Blodwel Junction

(SJ257233)

Blodwel Quarry

(SJ257229)

¼

N/K

N/K

Detailed map

British Colliery Branch

Whitehaven Junction

(SJ274244)

Gronwen

(SJ277263)

N/K

N/K

Line to British Colliery at Coed-y-Go abandoned part way

Detailed map

Brown Clee Tramway

 

Abdon Burf Quarry

(SO596870)

Hillside

(SO602877)

¾

N/K

1936

Brickwork of top terminal of incline still in situ.

Chirk Bank Colliery Branch

Chirk Bank Junction

(SJ289369)

Chirk Bank Colliery

(SJ293371)

½

N/K

C.1885

Detailed map

Catherton Colliery Tramway

Cleehills Works

(SO598758)

Catherton Colliery

(SO610773)

N/K

1889

Detailed map

Cothercott Light Railway

Cothercott Mine

(SJ416003)

Outway

(SJ409010)

1910

1928

Detailed map

Crickheath Hill Quarries Branch

Pant Junction

(SJ277224)

Crickheath Hill Quarries

(SJ274231)

½

N/K

N/K

Detailed map

Ellesmere & Glyn Valley Railway

Ellesmere

Glyn Ceiriog

15

N/A

N/A

Proposed but not constructed

Gittenshay Wood Tramway

Habberley Road

(SJ395008)

Gittenshay Wood

(SJ386002)

1

N/K

N/K

For extraction of timber

Detailed map

Glyn Valley Tramway

Rhoswiel Wharf

(SJ297365)

Pont-Faen Bridge

(SJ279371)

1873

1888

Terminated at Glyn Ceriog.  Section in Shropshire replaced by Pontfaen-Chirk link in 1888.

Proposals by Glyn Valley Tramway Trust to make part of it a heritage railway.

Detailed map

Highley Colliery Branch

Highley Junction

(SO749828)

Highley Colliery

(SJ747830)

¼

1874

1969

Includes incline

Detailed map

Ifton Colliery Branch

Preesgwyn Junction

(SJ292361)

Ifton Colliery

(SJ321373)

4

N/K

1901

Detailed map

Kinlet Colliery Branch

Brooksmouth Junction

(SO752817)

Kinlet Colliery

(SO739819)

1890

1937

Detailed map

Llanymynech Quarry Branch

Llanymynech Quarry

(SJ265217)

Montgomery Canal

(SJ268211)

½

N/K

N/K

Includes incline

Detailed map

Limekiln

(SJ268212)

Ludlow & Clee Hill Railway

                   

Ludlow Junction

(SO511755)

Titterstone Quarry

(SO594777)

6

1864

1960

Included 1½ mile incline (SO592776)

Acquired by GWR 1864

Detailed map

Ddu Stone Quarry

(SO592762)

Cleehill Works

(SO596756)

Morda Tramway

 

Drill Colliery

(SJ287275)

Llangollen Canal

(SJ304247)

3

1813

1897

Detailed map

Moreton Hall Colliery

Moreton Hall Colliery

(SJ294357)

Llangollen Canal

(SJ298358)

¼

N/K

N/K

Detailed map

Nescliffe Central Ammunition Depot

Argoed Sub-Depot

(SJ327217)

Argoed Junction 1

(SJ308206)

1941

1961

Detailed map

(Argoed Junction 2

SJ334200)

Kinnerley Sub-Depot

(SJ354192)

Kinnerley Junction 1

(SJ341198)

Kinnerley Junction 2

(SJ342198)

Kinnerley Junction 3

(SJ365184)

Pentre Sub-Depot

(SJ374170)

Pentre Junction 1

(SJ374174)

Pentre Junction 2

(SJ383165)

Pentre Junction 3

(SJ386162

Pentre Junction 4

(SJ390157

Ford Sub-Depot

(SJ408139)

Ford Junction

(SJ403138)

Oswestry & Newtown Railway

Llynclys Junction

(SJ286243)    

Porthywaen Quarries

(SJ271242)

1863

1988

Acquired by Cambrian Railway 1864

Part re-opened 2006 by Cambrian Railways Trust as a heritage railway.

Detailed map

Porthywaen Tramway

Porthywaen

(SJ267239)

Montgonery Canal

(SJ292236)

N/K

N/K

Detailed map

Preesgwyn Colliery Branch

Preesgwyn Junction

(SJ292361)

Preesgwyn Colliery

(SJ293363)

¼

N/K

N/K

Detailed map

Quinta Colliery Branch

Chirk Bank Junction

(SJ289369)

Quinta Colliery

(SJ287367)

¼

N/K

1900

Rail link to Trehowell Colliery (SJ291365)

Detailed map

Shrewsbury & North Wales Railway

Llanymynech South Junction

 (SJ271207)

 

Nantmawr Quarries

(SJ249243)

4

1866

1989

Acquired by PSNWR 1866

Nantmawr branch leased by CR & TVLR 1900

Part at Natnawr re-opened 2004 by Tanat Valley Light Railway as a heritage railway.

Detailed map

Snailbeach District Railway

Pontesbury

(SJ393063)

Snailbeach Mine

(SJ375021)

1877

1959

Rails, locomotive shed and reconstructed hopper waggon to be seen at Snailbeach Mine

 

Trehowell Colliery Branch

Trehowell Junction

(SJ291365)

Trehowell Colliery

(SJ290366)

¼

N/K

N/K

Rail link to Quinta Colliery (SJ289369)

Detailed map

Whitehaven Quarries Branch

Whitehaven Junction

(SJ370241)

Whitehaven Quarries

(SJ266244)

¼

N/K

N/K

Detailed map

Whixall Moss Railway

Shed Yard Works

(SJ504367)

Fenns Moss Station

(SJ508390)

1888

1956

Peat cutting works

Detailed map