Under Lynn and Sutton; Spalding and Bourne; and Norwich and Spalding railway companies' Act 1866, Lynn and Sutton and Spalding and Bourne railway companies were amalgamated and incorporated into one company called "Midland and Eastern Railway Company". By Midland and Eastern and Norwich and Spalding Railways Act 12th August 1867, agreements were made for Great Northern and Midland railway companies to work railway jointly.
Under Eastern and Midlands Railway (Amalgamation) Act 18th August 1882, Lynn and Fakenham and Yarmouth and North Norfolk (Light) Railways were dissolved as from 31st December 1882 and were united and incorporated into one company called Eastern and Midlands Railway Company. By Section 17 of that Act, Midland and Eastern Railway and Peterborough, Wisbeach and Sutton railway companies were also, on 1st January or 1st July next following (date at which continuous lines of railway between Fakenham on one hand and Yarmouth and Norwich on other hand had been completed and opened for public traffic) dissolved, and united and incorporated into Eastern and Midlands Railway Company. This amalgamation took effect as from 1st July 1883.
By virtue of Section 36 etc., of Midland Railway Act 24th June 1889, certain portions of Eastern and Midlands Railway were transferred to and vested in Midland Railway Company and Great Northern Railway Company jointly. Under Midland and Great Northern railway companies (Eastern and Midlands Railway) Act 9th June 1893, Midland and Great Northern Railways Joint Committee was incorporated as a body corporate and Eastern and Midlands Railway Company was transferred to and vested in this Joint Committee as from 1st July 1893; Eastern and Midlands Railway Company was to be wound up and dissolved.
Midland Railway Company became part of London Midland and Scottish Railway Company under North Western, Midland and West Scottish Group Amalgamation Scheme 1922 dated 30th December 1922, and Great Northern Railway Company became part of London and North Eastern Railway Company as from 1st January 1923 under North Eastern, Eastern and East Scottish Group Amalgamation Scheme 1922 dated 30th December 1922. Midland and Great Northern Railways Joint Committee retained its name and was transferred to and vested in British Transport Commission as from 1st January 1948 under Transport Act 1947.
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