London, Midland and Scottish Railway






Dates

19/08/1921Railways Act
Act passed to create London, Midland and Scottish Railway, London and North Eastern Railway, Great Western Railway and Southern Railway by grouping smaller companies into bigger units. This was due to financial problems the railway companies were having in the aftermath of the First World War.
01/01/1923Dundee and Newtyle Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Caledonian Railway Glasgow and South Western Railway Callander and Oban Railway Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway Highland Railway Cathcart District Railway Killin Railway Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee Brechin and Edzell District Railway Dornoch Light Railway Wick and Lybster Light Railway
Grouped into London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
01/01/1923Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
Both the Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway and Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Line become jointly owned by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and the London and North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1924Gleneagles Hotel
Opened, having been built for the Caledonian Railway which became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923
  /  /1928David MacBrayne Ltd London, Midland and Scottish Railway Coast Lines Limited David MacBrayne (1928) Ltd
David MacBrayne Ltd bought by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and Coast Lines Limited and reformed the company as David MacBrayne (1928) Ltd.
  /  /1929Scottish Motor Traction Group
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway and London and North Eastern Railway jointly buy a controlling interest of the bus group.
  /  /1934Highland Railway
London, Midland and Scottish Railway withdraw locomotive 103.
  /  /1935Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Gagie Halt opened by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
  /  /1939Brynmawr and Blaenavon Railway
After closure of the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway), Waenavon (1,400 feet) becomes the highest station on the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
16/06/1947Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Stevenston Link (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) opened.
01/01/1948British Railways Forth Bridge Railway London, Midland and Scottish Railway London and North Eastern Railway Great Western Railway Southern Railway
Britains railways are nationalised.