15240

VERY EARLY RAILWAY ACT FOR CARRYING COAL

An Act For making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from Stratford-upon-Avon in the County of Warwick to Moreton-in-Marsh in the County of Glocester, with a Branch to Shipston-upon-Stour in the County of Worcester

Published
(London)

Description
Folio, drop head title, 56, (2)pp., docketed, disbound.

£85.00

SKU: 15240

Product Description

A Private Members Act to build this railway or tramroad with the object of transferring the passage of coal wagons from the turnpike road which would not only ease conjestion but save wear and tear to the road. A survey by William James in 1820 looked into the practicability of building a railway from Stratford to London to be called the “Central Junction Railway”. Was this part of the plan?