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Leicester and Swannington Railway.

Leicester and Swannington Railway.

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  • Leicester and Swannington Railway -- History.

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    Coalville, United Kingdom. Coalville is a town in North West Leicestershire, England. The population of Coalville in the census is 34, It lies on the A trunk road between Leicester and Burton upon Trent, close to junction 22 of the M1 motorway where the A meets the A50 between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester. ROB/2/4/6 Description Book 5 (engines manufactured in East factory) ROB/2/4/7 Description Book 6. ROB/2/4/8 Description Book 7. ROB/2/4/9 Description Book 8 for the Leicester and Swannington Railway. ROB/3/2/71 Drawing of First Design of a Locomotive for the Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad. ROB/3/2/72 Drawing of No 42 Locomotive. ROB/3/2.

    Description in "SWANNINGTON, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Whitwick parish, village stands on the Leicester and Swannington railway, in a valley encompassed by gently rising hills, and well-watered by several fine springs, 3¾ miles E by S of Ashby-de-Ia-Zouch; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Book details (reprint) Price: £ The line between Leicester and Burton-on-Trent was opened officially on 1 August , one of the first developments of the still-new Midland Railway Company which itself had been formed by amalgamation with three other companies only five years before.

    The Leicester and Swannington Railway opened officially on July 17th but the Groby granite railway was completed prior to this date. In fact Thomas Chaplin was given the order to supply granite setts to the Leicester West Bridge Wharf, by the railway at 4/- per ton. Leicester's entry into the Industrial era began with the construction of the Grand Union Canal in the s which linked Leicester to London and Birmingham. In , the railway arrived in Leicester in the form of The Leicester and Swannington Railway which provided a supply of coal to .


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It forms part of the Leicester & Swannington railway network, the first steam railway in the Midlands and one of the first in the world. Why was the tunnel built. The railway brought coal from the North West Leicestershire coalfields into Leicester, to then be distributed by canal all over the country.

The Leicester and Swannington Railway (L&S) was one of England's first railways. It was built to convey coal from Swannington and Coalville to Leicester, where a station was built near the river Soar at West Bridge.

This line put the Leicestershire coalfields in as good a position as those of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, which, because of. This album is unique in the series in that it has details of an pioneering route - the Leicester & Swannington Railway.

The combination of granite, sanitary ware, coal and beer make an unusual selection of products to be discussed in a Midland : Hardcover. Swannington railway station was a railway station at Swannington in North West Leicestershire, England. Swannington has had two railway stations. The first opened in as the western terminus of the Leicester and Swannington reached it via the Swannington Incline, which had a 1 in 17 gradient and was worked by a stationary engine.

The Midland Railway took over the line in Area: North West Leicestershire. The Leicester and Swannington Railway Today. A photographic journey along this historic railway. Written and photographed by Bill Pemberton, this book provides an excellent up to date guide of what can still be seen of the Leicester Swannington Railway.

The Leicester & Swannington Railway in a nutshell by Paul Banbury. This book is intended to. The line was among some of the first to be opened in and it also heavily involved the work of George and Robert Stephenson, who at the time were still working on the Liverpool and Manchester railway.

the local support and investment was quite heavy and this helped in the development and building of the route.

After the Leicester and Swannington Railway crossed to the northern side of Spring Lane it reached the Thringstone Fault and the land dropped away very steeply. The solution was an Inclined Plane with a slope for about yards ( metres)/5(80). Leicestershire is home to the world’s second oldest railway, the Leicester and Swannington Railway, established in The Great Central Railway, the National Railway Museum and Leicester City Council are creating a railway heritage museum at the GCR’s stop in Birstall.

The Coleorton Tramway was a horse drawn railway transporting coal from mines in the Lount and Newbold area to Swannington for onward dispatch by the Leicester and Swannington Railway.

It was was opened in to extend the Leicester-Swannington railway from the base of the Swannington incline to mines in Newbold and Lount. It used 4'8½" gauge. The Stephenson family and the Leicester and Swannington Railway. The Stephenson family had close connections with the Leicester and Swannington Railway.

The folowing information was received from Dennis Baker, the Chairman of two related interest groups - Swannington Heritage trust and.

The Leicester and Swannington Railway was one of England's first railways, being opened on J to bring coal from pits in West Leicestershire to Leicester.

The building of the line necessitated the construction of Glenfield Tunnel, which at 1 mile 36 yards long. Leicester, Swannington and Loughborough Having difficulty deciding what to blog about tonight, so going with Leicester, Swannington and Loughborough.

Apologies for not blogging last week: my internet connection disappeared into the ether and I was without contact with the outside world - except I could phone people or visit them or send them a Author: Stjerome.

West Bridge station. West Bridge station opened in and was said to be the third oldest station in the world. It was the terminus of the Leicester. The lines covered here include the oldest line in the area, the Leicester and Swannington Railway. Which was built to transport coal from the mines to the city.

Parts of this line survive for freight traffic, and there was at one time a plan to re-open these sections for passengers, but this plan has been abandoned/5(2).

Buy THE LEICESTER & SWANNINGTON RAILWAY by Clinker, C R (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Leicester & Swannington Railway, stationary winding engine () NRM York P ().jpg 1, × 2,; KB LeicesterSwanningtonBridgejpg 1, × ; KB Level crossing over Desford Lane, between Ratby and Desford, ex-Leicester & Swannington Railway, looking east towards Ratby, Nigel Tout, jpg Instance of: railway company.

Leicester and Swannington Railway One of England's earliest railways, being opened on 17 July to bring coal from collieries in west Leicestershire to Leicester.

The items are highlights from the collection of Clement Edwin Stretton, a prolific writer (often in "The Engineer") who wrote a popular book on locomotive history. The incline at Swannington was at the extremity of the Leicester & Swannington Railway. The length of the incline is meters or 33 chains long with a gradient of 1 in 17 towards the terminus of the line.

Created Date: 6/17/ AM. The Coleorton Railway crossed Jeffcoats Lane. To the north the horse drawn railway led to the tunnel under St George’s Hill, Loughborough Road and Tugby’s Lane.

To the south the track led to the bottom of the Incline, this part is now a public footpath until it reaches private land.

Community Links A little bit about the organisations and businesses that make Swannington such a wonderful place to live To book Swannington Village Hall contact the parish clerk of Swannington Parish Council (see below).

Details of QS73/1; Reference: QS73/1 Title: LEICESTER and SWANNINGTON RAILWAY Description: Course of Line: To commence at the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal near the West Bridge in the parish of St.

Mary, Leicester, and to terminate at the northward end of the Village of Swannington in the parish of Whitwick crossing the parishes or townships of: St. Mary. The booklet makes the point that although the story of the Leicester and Swannington Railway is well-recorded, it’s worth going over the basic details to .