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Tenbury Wells Line

Tenbury & Bewdley Railway

Bewdley was the start of the The Tenbury & Bewdley Railway (Wyre Forest line or Woofferton branch) to Tenbury Wells.

This line straddled the border of Worcestershire and Shropshire. It ran north from the GWR station at Bewdley on a single line track alongside the Severn Valley Railway for a distance of about a mile before diverging to the west to cross the river Severn at Dowles Bridge. There were intermediate stations at Wyre Forest, Cleobury Mortimer (Shropshire), Neon Sollars, Newnham Bridge, Tenbury Wells (Shropshire) (originally Tenbury), Easton court and Woofferton.

The winter 1957-8 timetable can be found here

The line closed to passengers on 1st August 1962 and for freight on 6th January 1964.

Further information:

The Tenbury & Bewdley Railway by Keith Beddoes & William H.Smith (Wild Swan Publications, 1995, ISBN 1 874 103 27 5)

The Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light Railway, F.G. Richens, The Railway Magazine, December 1938, pp 427-431

The Last Passenger Train from Ditton Priors, The Railway Magazine Pertinent Paragraphs, pp 453-454

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