00, London Midland and Scottish Railway
Description I have assumed that the plans proposed between 1845 and 1875 to build a line from Rhyl to Wolverhampton were bought to fruition, and the line was absorbed into the London North Western Railway. Included in the plan were branches to Llangollen and Wrexham capital of the North Wales Marches. 1862 would see branches built into the Clywedog and Black Valleys. The Clywedog Valley would have served Rhos-berse and terminated at Nant. The Black Valley would have terminated at the mining and manufacturing village of Esclusham extending in 1882 to Wynnstay Park. The same year would see a steeply graded branch built into the Moss Valley. The youngest of the lines the Wych Valley would have opened in 1895 as a cross-country line extending the Wrexham Branch to Whitchurch. In 1923, the LNWR lines were absorbed into the London Midland Scottish Railway (LMS). The Wych Brook Valley was built to link Wrexham to Whitchurch giving a more direct link to Crewe and Manchester. A wide range of trains provides through and local passenger and goods service. The time period is the late 1930ís with operation by LMS stock.