World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway

Article Id: WHEBN0004225721
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway, LMSconstituents, LMS constituents, Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway, Yorkshire Dales Railway
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway

Mold & Denbigh Jn Rly
Mold Railway
Mold
Rhydymwyn
Star Crossing Halt
Nannerch
Caerwys
Bodfari
Vale of Clwyd Railway
Denbigh
Denbigh, Ruthin &
Corwen Railway

The Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway was a 15 34-mile (25.3 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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • References 2
    • Notes 2.1
    • Sources 2.2
  • External links 3

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 Railways.[1]

The line was formally closed throughout to passengers on 30 April 1962, (the last actual passenger trains had run on Saturday, 28 April) but goods and parcels traffic to Mold from Chester carried on. The track from Rhydymwyn to the junction with the Vale of Clwyd line, just north of Denbigh was lifted in 1963. However, limestone powder traffic continued to originate at Rhydymwyn and goods trains also served the Synthite chemical works just west of Mold. On 1 January 1968 the line was further reduced in operational length, terminating at the Synthite works. Access to Mold was now from Wrexham using an existing south to west junction with the national network at Penyffordd, on the former Great Central Wrexham to Bidston line; before it had continued under the GC line onwards to Broughton & Bretton and on to Mold Junction, west of Chester, where the line had joined the Chester & Holyhead main line. The Synthite to Rhydymwyn section, mothballed since 1968, was revived in 1974 for the transportation inwards of oil pipe sections for the Angelsey to Ellesmere Port pipe line, which uses part of the old M & D Jct trackbed near Afon Wen. Mold station survived until 1988 (though occupied by a builders merchant), and when the Synthite works transferred from rail to road haulage in March 1983 the line was subsequently lifted, having now lost its last remaining usage. Mold station was redeveloped as a Tesco supermarket but the original M & D Jct Rly station buildings at Rhydymwyn, Caerwys and Bodfari survive as private dwellings.

Caerwys in 1986 after closure

References

Notes

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

Sources

  •  
  • 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.  
  • Dewick, Tony (2005). Britain's Railways: Rail Atlas 1890 (1st Edition ed.). Hersham:  
  • Carvell, Roger (2009) The Chester to Denbigh Railway, ISBN 978-1-903266-47-2

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.