Junction Line at Wrangbrook

September 1892

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 23 September 1892

Junction Line at Wrangbrook

The work of making the junction line from the Denaby Main Colliery Company’s concerns to Wrangbrook, so as to gain access to the Hull and Barnsley Railway, will commence in about a month.

The line is to be between 11 and 12 miles in length, and its construction is to cost £210,000. The purpose of the line is to provide an easy outlet for the heavy traffic anticipated at Cadeby for Hull. The plant at Cadeby is being calculated for an output of 5,000 tons per day and the colliery when opened will be about as extensive as any in England, the scene to be worked stretching from Conisborough to Doncaster.

The Denaby Main Company promises the new line traffic amounting to 310,000 tons annually, but it is probable that the actual traffic will far exceed this. The company possesses nearly 3.600 trucks, and its sidings accommodation at Cadeby is most extensive. .