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Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway

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This railway was opened in 1897, principally to link the coalfields with deep water ports, and was intended to run from Sutton on Sea in Lincolnshire to Warrington in Lancashire. [1]

Only the section between Pyewipe Junction, near Lincoln and Chesterfield Market Place station, with some branch lines, was ever built.

It was purchased by the Great Central Railway (GCR) on 1 January 1907, providing a better link between the London main line and the east coast.

1908 The undertaking has been transferred to the Great Central Railway. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908