Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway

Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway
[v · d · e]Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway
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Mold Railway
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Mold
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Vale of Clwyd Railway
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Denbigh
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Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway


The Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway was a 15.75-mile (25.35 km) link railway in North Wales, between the Mold Railway and the Vale of Clwyd Railway. It was incorporated on 6 August 1861 and closed to passengers in 1962.

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History

The Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway company was incorporated on the 6 August 1861 to build a 15.75-mile (25.35 km) link railway between the Mold Railway and the Vale of Clwyd Railway.[1] The line opened on 12 September 1869 and was worked by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR), although it remained independent.[1] Under the 1922 Railway grouping, the line became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS); and on nationalisation became part of British Rail.[1]

The line was closed to passengers on 30 April 1962,[1] . The last goods train from Mold to Denbigh ran at the end of 1967 and the line from Mold to Denbigh closed to all traffic on 01 January 1968. But Goods traffic to Mold continued following the cessation of passenger services, serving the nearby Synthite Chemical works; though the line was very much reduced at this stage, terminating at the Synthite works and forming a junction with the network at Penyffordd, where once it had continued through Broughton and on to Saltney Junction. Mold station survived until 1983 (though occupied by a builders merchant), when the Synthite works transferred from rail to road haulage, and the line was subsequently lifted, having now lost its last remaining usage. Mold station was demolished shortly after and was redeveloped as a supermarket.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Awdry (1990). p. 94.

Sources

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Dewick, Tony (2005). Britain's Railways: Rail Atlas 1890 (1st Edition ed.). Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7110-3031-6. 


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Coordinates: 53°12′49″N 3°14′40″W / 53.21361°N 3.24444°W / 53.21361; -3.24444


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