Midland Railway






Dates

  /  /1836[York and North Midland Railway]
Company incorporated.
  /  /1839[York and North Midland Railway]
Line opened.
10/05/1844[Midland Counties Railway]
[Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway]
[North Midland Railway]
[Midland Railway]
George Hudson encourages the Midland Counties Railway, Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway and North Midland Railway to merge to become the Midland Railway.
  /  /1845[York and Scarborough Line] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Opened from York to Scarborough
21/07/1845[York and North Midland Railway]
Act for a branch from Church Fenton to Harrogate via Wetherby.
  /  /1847[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Opened from Church Fenton to Spofforth
  /  /1848[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Line extended from Spofforth to Harrogate (Brunswick)
  /  /1854[York and North Midland Railway]
Malton and Driffield Railway
[York Newcastle and Berwick Railway]
[Leeds and Thirsk Railway]
West Hartlepool Harbour and Railways
[North Eastern Railway]
Companies merge to form the North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1860West Midland Railway
[Newport Abergavenny and Hereford Railway]
[Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway]
Worcester and Hereford Railway
[Newport Abergavenny and Hereford Railway], [Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway] and Worcester and Hereford Railway merged to form the West Midland Railway.
  /  /1861[Coleford Monmouth Usk and Pontypool Railway], West Midland Railway
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway leased by the West Midland Railway.
  /  /1862[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Harrogate (Brunswick) closed
01/03/1862~West Midland Railway
Addlestrop and Stow Road renamed Addlestrop.
13/07/1863West Midland Railway, [Great Western Railway]
West Midland Railway merged with Great Western Railway.
  /  /1878[Hawes Branch MR] ([Midland Railway])
Opened from Hawes Junction (now Garsdale) to Hawes
01/07/1888~West Midland Railway
Addlestop renamed Adlestrop.
04/06/1953~West Midland Railway
Addlestrop and Stow Road opened.
  /  /1961[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Wetherby West Junction to Wetherby East Junction closed
  /  /1964[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Crimple Junction (Harrogate) to Wetherby closed
  /  /1966[Harrogate Branch] ([York and North Midland Railway])
Wetherby to Church Fenton closed
03/01/1966~West Midland Railway
Adlestrop closed.