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Glossary Results for Word "North Union Railway"

North Union Railway Formed in 1834 by the amalgamation of the Wigan Branch RailwayExplain 'Wigan Branch Railway' (opened 1832) and the not-yet-built Preston & Wigan Railway. Opened throughout in 1838. Taken over jointly in 1846 by the Grand JunctionExplain 'Grand Junction Railway (GJR)' and Manchester & LeedsExplain 'Manchester & Leeds Railway (MLR)' railways, history thereafter complicated. Ran from Parkside on the Liverpool & Manchester RailwayExplain 'Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LMR)' to Preston; most of it now forms part of the West Coast Main LineExplain 'West Coast Main Line'.