Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Goole Railway Company, 1846-1858
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Administrative / biographical background:
Incorporated by act of 7 August 1846. Under Section 48, power was given for the sale of the undertaking to the Manchester & Leeds Railway. However, at a meeting held on 5 October 1846, it was recited that it had now been agreed to lease one portion of the line to the Manchester & Leeds Railway Company and another portion to the South Yorkshire, Doncaster & Goole Railway Company.
At a meeting of the Manchester & Leeds Railway Company held on 14 April 1847, it was stated that the lease to that company had been agreed to on 9 September 1846 but was subsequently modified on various occasions. Under the Lancashire & Yorkshire and East Lancashire Railways Act of 2 August 1858, this portion of the line was, upon execution of a deed of conveyance, vested in the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, and the Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Huddersfield & Goole Railway Company was dissolved. The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company was amalgamated with the London & North Western Railway Company under the latter title as from 1 January 1922 under the London & North Western and Lancashire & Yorkshire railway companies Amalgamation Scheme 1921 dated 20 December 1921; the London & North Western Railway Company was amalgamated into the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company as from 1 January 1923 under the North Western, Midland, and West Scottish Group Amalgamation Scheme 1922 dated 30 December 1922.
The other portion of the line was vested in and amalgamated with the South Yorkshire, Doncaster & Goole Railway Company under act of 1847, confirmed by act of 3 July 1851. The name of the latter company was changed by act of 1850 to the South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Company and this company was leased to the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway Company under the South Yorkshire Railway & River Dun Company's Transfer Act of 23 June 1864. By the Great Central Railway Act of 3 June 1897, the name of the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway Company was changed to the Great Central Railway Company and this company was vested in the London & North Eastern Railway Company as from 1 January 1923 under the North Eastern, Eastern & East Scottish Group Amalgamation Scheme 1922 dated 30 December 1922.
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