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The Abergele rail disaster, which took place near the town of Abergele, on the north coast of Wales in 1868, was, at the time, the worst railway disaster yet in Britain, and also the most alarming.
Lieutenant Colonel Amelius Richard Mark Lockwood, 1st Baron Lambourne (17 August 1847 – 26 December 1928) was a British soldier and politician.
The Anglesey Central Railway (Welsh: Lein Amlwch, Amlwch Line) was a standard-gauge railway in Anglesey, Wales, connecting the port of Amlwch and the county town of Llangefni with the North Wales Coast Line at Gaerwen.
The Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway was a pre-grouping railway company in the English Midlands.
Baron Wolverton, of Wolverton in the County of Buckingham, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Battlefield Line Railway is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, England.
Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.
The Belfast–Dublin line is a main international railway route on the island of Ireland that connects Dublin Connolly station in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast Central station in Northern Ireland.
The Birkenhead Railway was formed on 1 August 1859 as a result of the Birkenhead, Lancashire and Cheshire Railway merging with the Chester and Birkenhead Railway.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The Brynmawr and Blaenavon Railway was a railway line in South Wales, within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire, originally built in 1866 and immediately leased to the London and North Western Railway to transport coal to the Midlands via the Heads of the Valleys line.
Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.
The Buckinghamshire Railway was a railway company in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, England that constructed railway lines connecting Bletchley, Banbury and Oxford.
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands region of England.
Caernarfonshire (Sir Gaernarfon), historically spelled as Caernarvonshire or Carnarvonshire in English, is one of the thirteen historic counties, a vice-county and a former administrative county of Wales.
The Caledonian Railway (CR) was a major Scottish railway company.
The Cannock Mineral Railway ran from a junction with the South Staffordshire Railway at Cannock though Cannock Chase to a junction with the London & North Western Company's Trent Valley Line at Rugeley.
Carlisle (or from Cumbric: Caer Luel Cathair Luail) is the county town of Cumbria.
The Carnarvon and Llanberis Railway, built under the Caernarvon and Llanberis Railway Act 1864, was an eight-mile branch line from the Carnarvonshire Railway running from Caernarfon to Llanberis, Gwynedd via Pont Rhythallt (for Llanrug), Cwm y Glo, and Padarn Halt, and terminating at Llanberis.
The Carnarvonshire Railway was a railway connecting Caernarvon railway station (terminus of the Bangor and Caernarvon Railway line from Bangor) with Afon Wen.
Cast iron is a group of iron-carbon alloys with a carbon content greater than 2%.
Charles John Bowen Cooke (11 January 1859 – 18 October 1920) was born in Orton Longueville (then in Huntingdonshire) and was Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Western Railway (LNWR).
Charles Napier Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence of Kingsgate (27 May 1855 – 17 December 1927), styled The Honourable Charles Lawrence between 1869 and 1923, was a British businessman and railway executive.
The Cheddington to Aylesbury Line, sometimes referred as the Aylesbury Railway was a railway line between the village of Cheddington and the major town of Aylesbury.
The Chelford rail accident occurred on 22 December 1894 at Chelford railway station.
Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester) is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west.
The Chester and Holyhead Railway was incorporated out of a proposal to link Holyhead, the traditional port for the Irish Mail, with London by way of the existing Chester and Crewe Railway, and what is now the West Coast Main Line.
Classical architecture usually denotes architecture which is more or less consciously derived from the principles of Greek and Roman architecture of classical antiquity, or sometimes even more specifically, from the works of Vitruvius.
Clee Hill Junction was a railway junction in Shropshire, England, where the goods only line from Titterstone Clee Hill joined the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway, a LNWR/GWR joint line.
The Cockermouth & Workington Railway was an English railway company (established by Act of Parliament in 1845) which built and operated a railway between the Cumbrian towns of Workington and Cockermouth.
Constantine Richard Moorsom (1792–1861) was a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy.
The Conway and Llanrwst Railway was a standard gauge railway built to connect the Welsh coastal town of Conway, nowadays addressed by its Welsh name of Conwy, with the inland towns of Llanrwst and Betws y Coed.
Crewe railway works is a British railway engineering facility built in 1840 by the Grand Junction Railway.
Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 4th Duke of Sutherland, KG (20 July 1851– 27 June 1913), styled Lord Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower until 1858, Earl Gower between 1858 and 1861 and Marquess of Stafford between 1861 and 1892, was a British peer and politician from the Leveson-Gower family.
The Cromford and High Peak Railway (C&HPR) in Derbyshire, England, was completed in 1831, to carry minerals and goods between the Cromford Canal wharf at High Peak Junction and the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge.
The Croxley Rail Link was a proposed railway engineering project in the Watford and Three Rivers districts of Hertfordshire, England, that would have connected the London Overground and the London Underground's Metropolitan line at.
The Cumbrian Coast line is a rail route in North West England, running from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness via Workington and Whitehaven.
David Robert Plunket, 1st Baron Rathmore PC, QC (3 December 1838 – 22 August 1919) was an Irish lawyer and Conservative politician.
Dún Laoghaire is a suburban coastal town in County Dublin, Ireland, about 12 km (7.5 miles) south of Dublin city centre.
The Dearne Valley Railway (DVR) was a railway line which ran through the valley of the River Dearne in South Yorkshire.
| The Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway was a standard gauge line that connected Corwen with Denbigh via Ruthin in Wales.
Historic Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych) is one of thirteen traditional counties in Wales, a vice-county and a former administrative county, which covers an area in north east Wales.
Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England.
Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland.
Ditton Junction is near Widnes on the Liverpool spur of the former London and North Western Railway.
Ditton railway station, originally Ditton Junction, was a railway station which served the Ditton area of Widnes in Cheshire, England.
Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.
| The Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway (DNGR, DN&GR) was an Irish gauge railway in Ireland.
Earlestown forms the western part of Newton-le-Willows in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
Edmund Beckett Faber, 1st Baron Faber (9 February 1847 – 17 September 1920) was a British Conservative politician.
Edward Bury (22 October 1794 – 25 November 1858) was an English locomotive manufacturer.
Euston railway station (also known as London Euston) is a central London railway terminus on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, managed by Network Rail.
F&W Media International Limited, formerly known as David & Charles Publishers (also styled as David and Charles), is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, eBooks, digital products, craft patterns and online education courses.
Fleetwood is a town and civil parish within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde.
Francis Trevithick, from Camborne, Cornwall, was one of the first locomotive engineers of the London and North Western Railway (LNWR).
Francis William Webb (21 May 1836 – 4 June 1906) was a British engineer responsible for the design and manufacture of locomotives for the London and North Western Railway (LNWR).
Sir Frank Ree (died 17 February 1914) was a British railway manager, General Manager of the London and North Western Railway and the North London Railway from 1909.
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Frederick Harrison (184431 December 1914) was railway manager and an officer in the British Army's Engineer and Railway Volunteer Staff Corps.
The Furness Railway (Furness) was a railway company operating in the Furness area of Lancashire in North West England.
Major-General George Anson CB (13 October 1797 – 27 May 1857) was a British military officer and Whig politician from the Anson family.
Sir George Findlay (18 May 1829 – 26 March 1893) was general manager of the London and North Western Railway in nineteenth century England.
George Carr Glyn, 1st Baron Wolverton (27 March 1797 – 24 July 1873) was a banker with interests in the railways, a partner in the family firm of Glyn, Mills & Co., which was reputed to be the largest private bank in London.
George Hughes (9 October 1865 – 27 October 1945) was an English locomotive engineer, and chief mechanical engineer of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
George Whale (7 December 1842 – 7 March 1910) was a British locomotive engineer who was born in Bocking, Essex, and educated in Lewisham.
Sir Gilbert Henry Claughton, 1st Baronet (21 February 1856 – 27 June 1921), was an English businessman and politician.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
The Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR) was a railway company in Scotland.
The Grand Junction Railway (GJR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed between 1833 and 1846 when it was amalgamated with other railways to form the London and North Western Railway.
The Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway was a joint railway owned by the Great Northern Railway (GNR) and the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in east Leicestershire.
The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) (GNR(I) or GNRI) was an Irish gauge railway company in Ireland.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.
Greenore is a small town, townland and deep water port on Carlingford Lough in County Louth, Ireland.
Sir Calthrop Guy Spencer Calthrop, 1st Baronet (26 March 1870 – 23 February 1919) was a British railway manager.
Hewitt Pearson Montague Beames, (9 May 1875 – 5 March 1948) was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Western Railway from 1920 to 1922.
The Hampstead Junction Railway was a railway line in north-west London, England, opened in 1860.
Harrow & Wealdstone is a interchange station in Wealdstone in the London Borough of Harrow.
The Heart of Wales line (Rheilffordd Calon Cymru) is a railway line running from Craven Arms in Shropshire to Llanelli in southwest Wales.
Holyhead (Caergybi, "Cybi's fort") is a town in Wales and a major Irish Sea port serving Ireland.
Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland.
The Huddersfield line is one of the busiest rail lines on the West Yorkshire MetroTrain network in Northern England.
InterCity (or, in the earliest days, the hyphenated Inter-City) was introduced by British Rail in 1966 as a brand-name for its long-haul express passenger services (see British Rail brand names for a full history).
In railway signalling, an interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings.
The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sea, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the Straits of Moyle.
Joseph Bruce Ismay (12 December 1862 – 17 October 1937) was an English businessman who served as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line.
James Edward McConnell (1815–1883) was one of the first locomotive engineers of the London and North Western Railway (LNWR).
John Albert Bright (1848 – 11 November 1924) was an English industrialist and Liberal Unionist and Liberal politician.
John Hick (2 July 1815 – 2 February 1894) was a wealthy English industrialist, art collector and Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1880.
John Murray is a British publisher, known for the authors it has published in its history, including Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Byron, Charles Lyell, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Herman Melville, Edward Whymper, and Charles Darwin.
John Ramsbottom (11 September 1814 – 20 May 1897) was an English mechanical engineer.
A joint-stock company is a business entity in which shares of the company's stock can be bought and sold by shareholders.
Kerosene, also known as paraffin, lamp oil, and coal oil (an obsolete term), is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid which is derived from petroleum.
Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.
The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) was a major British railway company before the 1923 Grouping.
| The Lancashire Union Railway ran between Blackburn and St Helens in Lancashire, England.
The Lancaster and Carlisle Railway (L&CR) was a British railway company authorised on 6 June 1844 to build a line between Lancaster and Carlisle in North West England.
The Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway was an early British railway company, in Lancashire, England.
The Leamington–Rugby line was a railway running from Leamington Spa to Rugby.
Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
Leek Wootton is a village in Warwickshire, England, roughly one mile from Kenilworth and two miles from Warwick.
Colonel Lewis Vivian Loyd DL (14 November 1852 – 21 September 1908) was a British Conservative Party politician.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
The Llanelly Railway and Dock Company was an early Welsh railway system.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, existing from 1833 to 1846, when it became part of the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR).
The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was a railway company in England from 1838 to 1922.
The London Midland Region (LMR) was one of the six regions created on the formation of the nationalised British Railways (BR) and initially consisted of ex-London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) lines in England and Wales.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR; known also as "the Brighton line", "the Brighton Railway" or the Brighton) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1922.
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)It has been argued that the initials LMSR should be used to be consistent with LNER, GWR and SR.
Longsight is an inner city area of Manchester, England, about south of the city centre.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
The Manchester and Birmingham Railway was built between Manchester and Crewe and opened in stages from 1840.
The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) was formed by amalgamation in 1847.
The Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJ&AR) was a suburban railway which operated a 13.7 km (8½ mile) route between Altrincham in Cheshire and London Road Station (now Piccadilly) in Manchester.
Captain Mark Huish (9 March 1808 – 18 January 1867) was an English railway manager.
The Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway, also known as the Heads of the Valleys line, was a railway line which operated between 1860 and 1958 between the Monmouthshire town of Abergavenny and the Glamorgan town of Merthyr Tydfil in South East Wales.
Michael Linning Melville, born 1805 in Ireland died 22 June 1878 in Kensington, Middlesex, was a Scots Barrister, Judge and Lieutenant Governor of Sierra Leone.
Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) is an historic county in south-east England.
The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
Miles MacInnes (21 February 1830 – 28 September 1909) was a British landowner, railway director and Liberal Party politician.
Nationalization (or nationalisation) is the process of transforming private assets into public assets by bringing them under the public ownership of a national government or state.
The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is a preserved railway in Cambridgeshire, England, running between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction.
The Nickey line (also known as the Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead branch railway) is a disused railway that once linked the towns of Hemel Hempstead and, initially, Luton but later Harpenden via Redbourn, in Hertfordshire, England.
The North and South Western Junction Railway (NSWJR) was a short railway in west London, England.
The North Eastern Railway (NER) was an English railway company.
The North London Railway (NLR) company had lines connecting the north of London to the East and West India Docks in the east of the city.
The North Union Railway was an early British railway company, operating in Lancashire and formed in 1834 by an Act of Parliament which authorised its founding as the first-ever railway amalgamation.
The North Wales Coast Line (Rheilffordd Arfordir Gogledd Cymru), also known as the North Wales Main Line, is the railway line from Crewe to Holyhead.
The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway in Northamptonshire, England.
The Northampton and Peterborough Railway was an early railway promoted by the London and Birmingham Railway to run from a junction at Blisworth to Northampton and Peterborough.
Northampton Bridge Street is a former railway station in Northampton the main town of Northamptonshire on the Northampton and Peterborough Railway which connected Peterborough and Northampton.
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, north of London, in the East Midlands.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
Oxford Rewley Road railway station was a railway station serving the city of Oxford, England, located immediately to the north of what is now Frideswide Square on the site of the Saïd Business School, to the west of Rewley Road.
Penmaenmawr is a town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, which was formerly in the parish of Dwygyfylchi.
Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011.
Peterborough East was a railway station in Peterborough, England.
Philip Charles Hardwick (London 1822–1892) was an English architect.
The Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint RailwaysThe final word is in the plural.
The Preston and Longridge Railway (P&LR) was a branch line in Lancashire, England.
The Preston and Wyre Joint Railway (PWJR) – in full, the Preston & Wyre Railway and Dock Company – was the result of a merger in 1839 between the Preston & Wyre Railway and Harbour Company, formed in 1835 and the Preston & Wyre Dock Company, formed in 1837.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world.
A railway electrification system supplies electric power to railway trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply.
The Railways Act 1921 (c. 55), also known as the Grouping Act, was an Act of Parliament enacted by the British government and intended to stem the losses being made by many of the country's 120 railway companies, move the railways away from internal competition and retain some of the benefits which the country had derived from a government-controlled railway during and after the Great War of 1914–1918.
Richard de Aquila Grosvenor, 1st Baron Stalbridge, (28 January 1837 – 18 May 1912), styled Lord Richard Grosvenor between 1845 and 1886, was a British politician and businessman.
Sir Richard Moon (1814–1899) was a railway engineer.
Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, (10 September 1823 – 26 March 1889), styled Earl Temple until 1839 and Marquess of Chandos from 1839 to 1861, was a British soldier, politician and administrator of the 19th century.
The River Anker is a river in England that flows through the centre of Nuneaton.
Sir Robert Turnbull MVO (21 February 1852 22 February 1925) was a British railway manager.
The Rugby and Stamford Railway was an early railway in England built in 1850.
Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh (29 March 1874 – 14 September 1967) was an Anglo-Irish businessman, politician, oarsman and philanthropist.
A safety valve is a valve that acts as a fail-safe.
Samuel Carter (15 May 1805 – 31 January 1878) was a Member of Parliament for his native city of Coventry, and solicitor to two major railway companies (the London and North Western Railway and Midland Railway) for nearly four decades during the development of Britain’s rail network.
Samuel Robert Graves (7 June 1818 – 18 January 1873) was an Irish-born businessman and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1865 to 1873.
The Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway was an early British railway company which opened in stages between 1841 and 1845 between Sheffield and Manchester via Ashton-under-Lyne.
The Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway was an independently developed English railway, the first to run train services in Herefordshire.
|The Shrewsbury and Welshpool Railway (S&WR) was a standard gauge railway which connected the towns of Shrewsbury and Welshpool.
Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.
The Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company was a Company in England, formed in 1846, which managed several canals and railways.
Sir Thomas Brooke, 1st Baronet, JP, DL, FSA (31 May 1830 in Honley – 16 July 1908 in Huddersfield) was a British baronet.
The Sirhowy Tramroad was a plateway built to convey the products of ironworks at Tredegar to Newport, South Wales.
The South Leicestershire Railway was founded in 1850 as the Nuneaton and Hinckley Railway, with Parliamentary powers to build a railway from on the London and North Western Railway to in Leicestershire.
The South Staffordshire Railway was the railway company responsible for building several lines in and around the area of Staffordshire, England.
South Wales (De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west.
St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway, later known as St Helens Railway, was an early railway company in Lancashire, England, which opened in 1833.
Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.
The Stanmore branch line was a railway line in Harrow, Middlesex (now Greater London), in the United Kingdom.
The Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway was an early railway company in England which was opened in 1857 between Stockport Edgeley and Whaley Bridge.
The Stour Valley Line is the historic and colloquial name for the line of the Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway Company between Birmingham and Bushbury, just north of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, England.
The Tenbury Railway was a railway that ran between Woofferton and Tenbury station in Shropshire, England.
The Trent Valley line is a railway line between Rugby and Stafford in England, forming part of the West Coast Main Line.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Vale of Clwyd Railway was a (standard-gauge) line which connected the towns of Rhyl and Denbigh via St Asaph.
The Vale of Towy Railway (VoTR) was a Welsh railway that provided an 11.25 mile-long extension of the Llanelly Railway from Llandeilo to Llandovery.
The Varsity Line (or Oxford to Cambridge line) is the railway route that used to link the English university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, operated successively by the London and North Western Railway, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and British Railways.
The Warrington and Altrincham Junction Railway was a railway line that was in operation from 1 November 1853 to 7 July 1985.
The Warrington rail crash occurred at Walton Junction just south of the town of Warrington in Lancashire on 29 June 1867.
Warwickshire (abbreviated Warks) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.
The Watford and Rickmansworth Railway (W&RR) ran services between Watford and Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, England.
Weedon, Northamptonshire on the West Coast Main Line has been the site of two serious derailments in 1915 and 1951, killing 10 and 15 people respectively.
The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, connecting the major cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.
The West London Railway was conceived to link the London and Birmingham Railway and the Great Western Railway with the Kensington Basin of the Kensington Canal, enabling access to and from London docks for the carriage of goods.
The West Midland Railway was an early British railway company.
West Midlands Trains (WMT) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates passenger trains on the West Midlands franchise between London and stations in the English Midlands.
The Whitehaven, Cleator and Egremont Railway was an English railway company which built and operated a standard gauge railway in Cumberland, England intended to open up the hematite orefield to the south-east of Whitehaven.
The Wigan rail crash was a railway accident which occurred at Wigan North Western station, England, to a northbound excursion train in the very early morning of 3 August 1873.
William E Dorrington (1852–1926) was Chairman and Treasurer of the Manchester Royal Exchange Limited, a director of the London and North Western Railway Company (succeeded by the LMS), a Merchant and Shipper and formerly a major of the 3rd battalion Cheshire Regiment of Volunteers.
Sir William Henry Houldsworth, 1st Baronet (20 August 1834 in Ardwick, Manchester – 18 April 1917 in Kilmarnock) was a mill-owner in Reddish, Lancashire.
William Lowther (14 December 1821 – 23 January 1912) was a British diplomat and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1892.
Wolverton is a constituent town of Milton Keynes in north Buckinghamshire, England.
Wolverton railway works, known locally as Wolverton Works or just The Works, was established in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in 1838 at the midpoint of the -long route from London to Birmingham.
The Wolverton–Newport Pagnell line was a railway branch line in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom running from Wolverton on the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) (today's West Coast Main Line) to Newport Pagnell.
The Wootton bridge collapse occurred on 11 June 1861, when the rail bridge over the road between Leek Wootton and Hill Wootton in Warwickshire collapsed under the weight of a passing goods train on the line between Leamington Spa and Kenilworth owned by the London and North Western Railway Company.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
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