Projected Railway from Conisborough to Wrangbrook.

July 1890

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 25 July 1890

The Projected Railway from Conisborough to Wrangbrook.

The proposed new line, reaching from the new Denaby Main Colliery Company’s sinkings at Cadeby, near Conisborough, right across hitherto unopened country to Wrangbrook, distauce of 12 miles, where it joins the Hull and Barnsley Railway, is a source of fruitful topic in the neighbourhood, and there is little doubt that it will commenced before long.

In addition to opening up immensely rich coalfield, the line will form alternative route to Hull from the South Yorkshire coalfield, and that it will compete rather seriously with the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway there can be no question.

The Bill, which has now passed the various stages in Parliament, was strenuously opposed by several railway companies, including the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire.

That the initiative in the matter was taken by members of the Denaby Main Company is an open secret, though, of course, the new railway will be thrown open to the public for support.

In all their undertakings, however, the Denaby Main Colliery Company have shown themselves so determined, and, in the end, so successful, that the speedy commencement of the railway may reckoned on.