Wenlock, Craven Arms and Lightmoor Extension Railway

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Wenlock, Craven Arms
and Lightmoor
Extension Railway
Lightmoor Junction
Green Bank Halt
Brick Kiln Bank
Coalbrookdale Viaduct
Coalbrookdale
Ironbridge Power Station
Buildwas
Farley Halt
Much Wenlock
Westwood Halt
Presthope
Easthope Halt
Longville
Rushbury
Harton Road
Marsh Farm Junction
Stretford Bridge Junction
Craven Arms and Stokesay

The Wenlock, Craven Arms and Lightmoor Extension Railway was a railway in Shropshire, England. It was built as two portions either end of the Much Wenlock and Severn Junction Railway between 1864 and 1867 and formed part of the Wellington to Craven Arms Railway. For much of its working life it was worked by the Great Western Railway and subsequently the Western Region of British Railways.

The line was authorised by Act of Parliament on 22 July 1861 to extend the line to Coalbrookdale in the north and to Marsh Farm Junction, just north of Craven Arms on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway in the south. Its length was 19½ miles.

The route today[edit]

Railway[edit]

The only portion that survives as a railway is the section between Lightmoor Junction and Buildwas for which the last use was the transport of coal to Ironbridge Power Station.

Footpath[edit]

Much of the remainder forms part of the Jack Mytton Way long distance pathway.

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