00, London North Eastern Railway, 8 @ 1 foot

Talwrn is one of a cluster of villages three miles west of Wrexham. In 1881 the Wrexham, Mold & Connahs Quay Railway (WMCQR) planned to build a mile long branch from a junction just north Plas Power Halt along the Vale of Gwenfro via Plas Power Colliery to Talwrn Colliery[1]. The outcome was a private siding to Plas Power Colliery. On 1st January 1905 the Great Central Railway (GCR) took over the WMCQR. In 1923 the GCR was merged into the London North Eastern Railway and on 1st January 1948 the London North Eastern Railway became part of the nationalised British Railways.
In this imaginary history I've assumed the WMCQR bit the bullet and opened the branch for mineral traffic in the autumn of 1887. Shortly after its takeover of the WMCQR the GCR decided to upgrade the branch and provide passenger and goods services. The GCR announced optimistically that the new Talwrn station would serve a population of almost 6,000 in the villages of Talwrn, Bryngwyn, Coedpoeth, and The Nant. Despite the public announcement GCR expected goods traffic to be profitable but was much less sanguine about passenger traffic so provided only basic passenger facilities at Talwrn. The GCR launched its new services on 1st May 1905. The date was chosen to steal the Great Western Railway's thunder as it was also launching improved services in the area on that date. A newspaper reported in 1914 that the station buildings were destroyed in a fire set by militant suffragettes. With the closure of the collieries and bus competition all services were withdrawn on 2nd April 1956 and the track lifted in 1958.
1] Boyd, James I. C.. The Wrexham, Mold & Connahs Quay Railway. p.172. 0853614172.

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