Catalogue description Furness and Midland Railways Joint Committee

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Reference: RAIL 213
Title: Furness and Midland Railways Joint Committee

This series documents the establishment and administration of the Furness and Midland Railways Joint Committee.

This series contains minutes of the joint committee, together with the plans relating to the railway between Carnforth and Wennington.

Date: 1863-1897
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: FMJ
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Furness and Midland Railways Joint Committee, 1863-1923

Physical description: 21 rolls and volumes
Administrative / biographical background:

The Furness and Midland Railway Act 1863 empowered the Furness Railway Company and the Midland Railway Company to form the Furness and Midland Railways Joint Committee to construct a railway from a junction with the Furness Railway Company's Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway at Carnforth to join the London and North Western Railway at Wennington.

The railway was 9.5 miles long and was opened on 10th April 1867 being operated by the Midland Railway Company.

The committee existed until both companies were grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway on 1st January 1923.

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