Grand Surrey Iron Railway

by Frederick George Bing

Publisher: Croydon Public Libraries Committee in Croydon

Written in English
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Statementby F.G. Bing.
ContributionsCroydon, Eng. Public Libraries
LC ClassificationsHE3020S9 B5, HE3020S9 B5
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21448975M

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The Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) was a horse-drawn plateway that linked Wandsworth and Croydon via Mitcham, all then in Surrey but now suburbs of south London, in was established by Act of Parliament inand opened partly in and partly in It was a toll railway on which carriers used horse of operation: – IRON RAILWAY A SHORT CHAPTER IN A LONG STORY by Paul W Sowan he thanniversary of the opening of the Croydon, Merstham, and Godstone Iron Railway (CMGIR) was celebrated by members of the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society walking the line (as close as could be) on Sunday afternoon, 24th July Described, variously, as the File Size: KB.

The Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) was a mile long double-track with 4 ft 2 in narrow gauge that linked Wandsworth and Croydon via Mitcham with a branch to Hackbridge. It was the first railway, as a railway and independently of any canal, to obtain an Act of Parliament for the incorporation of the owning company, for its construction and its tolls.

railway was opened as the Richmond Railway on 27 Julya few weeks before the Surrey Iron Railway was closed. About 30 yards south of where Armoury Way now crosses the River Wandle was the Middle Mill. This was first mentioned in as a corn mill, but by it had become a brazil mill, used for rasping brazilFile Size: KB.

In Hadfield’s earlier books, referring to the Surrey Iron Railway, he mistakenly calls its basin the Grand Surrey Canal. One source cited in “The Making of the British Landscape” () suggests the canal/Surrey Iron Railway began at ‘Frying Pan Creek on the Thames.’ This is another name, rarely used, for Wandsworth Creek.

The Surrey Iron Railway was in use until when it was sold to a steam railway company – hauling normal passenger trains. The old tracks of the original railway were lifted in Subsequently, much of its trackbed through Mitcham to Croydon was used for the Wimbledon to West Croydon railway which was opened in The Surrey Iron Railway was a highly important and pioneering early railway.

The first phase of the railway, completed inwas known as the Surrey Iron Road. It ran 13 km from Wandsworth on the River Thames to Croydon, closely following the River Wandle along its route. CHAPTER 13 THE ROUTE OF THE CROYDON, MERSTHAM AND GODSTONE IRON RAILWAY. As with the Surrey Iron Railway, the chief sources for the determination of the route of the Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Iron Railway were the tithe maps of the parishes through which it passed, supported by property conveyance and estate maps and, in this case, by.

The Surrey Iron Railway. A wheel from the Surrey Iron Railway, found in the River Wandle. The Surrey Iron Railway was authorised by an Act of Parliament in and was the first public railway although predated by private railways used exclusively by the owners for moving their own goods.

Tolls were levied on carriers for their use of the tracks. Surrey Iron Railway. Gauge – 4ft 2in (m) This was the first public railway independent of a canal to be built by Act of Parliament (). Opened in for some nine miles along the side of the River Wandle from Wandsworth Wharf, on the River Thames, towards Mitcham and Croydon and with a branch from Mitcham to Hackbridge, the SIR was.

The Croydon, Merstham and Godstone section closed in and the Surrey Iron Railway byas horse drawn railways were superseded by steam railways.

Some sections of the Surrey Iron Railway were, however, remodelled for steam trains and are lines which remain in use; a testament to Jessop's route selection.

Surrey Mirror – Friday 29 July MEMENTO OF EARLY RAILWAY.— Surrey County Council were told on Tuesday that the British Railways Executive had agreed to provide a site adjoining the Jolliffe Arms public house at Merstham to exhibit a surviving portion of the track of the former “Grand Surrey Iron Railway.”.

Quotation from "The Railway Handbook " page paragraph 2: "Improved communication between the Metropolis and various naval bases, particularly Portsmouth, was one of the strong points of the scheme of the Surrey Iron Railway promoters, when in the closing years of the eighteenth century, they projected a railway from the Thames to Portsmouth, with.

The Surrey Iron Railway was forced to close inbut the demand for a good transport system was even higher and the new steam trains began to prosper. They were essential to the Industrial Revolution as they allowed quick transport of raw materials. The book of the Grand junction railway. by Thomas Roscoe (Author) › Visit Amazon's Thomas Roscoe Page.

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Learn about Author Central. Thomas Roscoe (Author) ISBN Author: Thomas Roscoe. Iron Road West: An Illustrated History of British Columbia's Railways by Derek Hayes. Hardback, colour and black and white photos and illustrations, pp, November CAD$ Harbour. Christian Wolmar is an author, journalist, historian, and politician based in London.

The author of several books on the history of the railway, including The Subterranean Railway, Fire and Steam, The Great Railway Revolution, and The Iron Road, his writing has also appeared in The Observer, The Independent, and RAIL magazine. He is active in London politics and ran for London /5(58).

Plaque at Quality Street, Merstham, in Technically the line was an extension of the Surrey iron Railway and it was opened to Merstham in July A meeting was held in the Spread Eagle Hotel at Wandsworth on 3 rd June to consider the proposal to extend the Surrey Iron Railway line to Portsmouth.

Book. Soar River or Loughborough Navigation: Leicestershire: IV. Somersetshire Coal Canal & Lock Fund: Somersetshire: V.

Spittal and Kelso Railway (see Berwick and Kelso Railway) Roxburgh, Berwick and detached part of Durham: I. Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal: Staffordshire & Worcestershire: III.

Surrey Railway Stations through Time by Douglas d’Enno. This companion volume to the author’s successful Sussex Railway Stations Through Time focuses in vivid detail on the stations located within the densely populated county of Surrey, an area largely unaffected by the drastic cuts of the s and s.

Other articles where Surrey Iron Railway is discussed: Surrey: The Surrey Iron Railway from Wandsworth to Merstham, worked by horses, was the first public railway sanctioned by the British Parliament (). During the 19th century Surrey acquired the densest network of suburban railways anywhere in the world, originating at seven terminal stations in London and.

Watercolour showing the Surrey Iron Railway, the first public railway company, passing Chipstead Valley Road. (Image from Wikimedia Commons.) After the invention of the steam engine railways began to spread throughout Britain. In the s plans were made for a track running across the Surrey heathland.

The Great Central Railway in England came into being when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway changed its name inanticipating the opening in of its London Extension.

On 1 Januarythe company was grouped Predecessor: Manchester, Sheffield. The first public railway to operate in England (albeit horse-drawn) was opened in this county in The 8-mile-long narrow gauge Surrey Iron Railway carried goods from Wandsworth to Croydon for over forty years from the factories and businesses which mushroomed during those pivotal years of industrial and commercial development.

The British and Foreign Railway Review, Volume 1, Issue 1. Effingham Wilson., Page - Observations on a General Iron Railway, or Land Steam Conveyance, Lambeth, in the county of Surrey, to the opposite bank of the said river, near Market-street.

The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opened in south London, England on J It was a toll railway on which carriers used horse traction travelling between Wandsworth and Croydon via Mitcham. The chief goods transported were building materials, coal, corn, lime, manure and seeds.

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Christian Wolmar's "The Iron Road: an Illustrated History of the Railroad" () manages the rare accomplishment of being informative, thoughtful, and entertaining at the same time. The book is true to its subtitle and offers an overview of the railroad from its beginnings in the early 19th Century to its future in the early 21st Century/5.

The first public railway to operate in England (albeit horse-drawn) was opened in this county in The 8-mile-long narrow gauge Surrey Iron Railway carried goods from Wandsworth to Croydon for over forty years from the factories and businesses which mushroomed during those pivotal years of industrial and commercial development.

Surrey Iron Railway th - 26th July Opened on 26th July the Surrey Iron Railway ran south from the Thames at Wandsworth (South London) towards the Wandle Valley industrial area. It was later extended further south. It was the first public railway in Britain and was therefore a significant milestone.

What The Surrey Iron Railway was and intended to be, was the first link in a national network of railways. [Derek A. Bayliss] Even from its inception it was intended that a branch would continue north to the Grand Union Canal via where the Savoy Hotel is sited today.

Its southern extension, The Croydon Merstham And Godstone Railway was given by. Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers; List of Issues; Volume 9, Issue ; DESCRIPTION OF A VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE, ERECTED OVER THE GRAND SURREY CANAL, ON THE LINE OF THE THAMES JUNCTION BRANCH OF THE LONDON, BRIGHTON AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY.

(INCLUDES APPENDIX).Cited by: 1.The London Necropolis Railway was a railway line opened in November by the London Necropolis Company (LNC), to carry corpses and mourners between London and the LNC's newly opened Brookwood Cemetery 23 miles (37 km) southwest of London in Brookwood, the time the largest cemetery in the world, Brookwood Cemetery was designed to be Owner: The London Necropolis and .