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Abbey Holme and Leegate and Bolton Railway support letter 1861 | by ian.dinmore
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Abbey Holme and Leegate and Bolton Railway support letter 1861

This line was to run south-east from Abbey on the Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway to the Maryport & Carlisle Railway near Leegate with three branches into the coalfields around Mealsgate. Although backed by the North British Railway, opposition from the Maryport & Carlisle with their ‘Bolton Loop’ line resulted in the defeat of the bill in Parliament in 1861 and 1862; the line was never built.

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Uploaded on September 16, 2014