Cranleigh Railway Line:
The Guildford and Horsham Direct Railway. ~ 1865 to 1965
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Cranleigh Railway Line History Cranleigh Railway Line History
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LINE HISTORY:
Guildford & Horsham
Plans to Join the two towns
Delays & Problems
HGDR & LBSCR - 'Whose line is it anyway!'
Building the Line
Changes Over the Years
Dr. Beeching and the Closure of the Branch Line
The Railway's Effect on Population
 


HGDR & LBSCR - "whose line is it anyway!"

Because of the delays and difficulties during the early part of planning the line, where the LBSCR had to assist greatly, the HGDR became more a part of LBSCR, three new Directors were appointed to the HGDR board, one was the Chairman of LBSCR and the other two were connected with the company, and other appointments were made drawing more LBSCR staff into the HGDR company. LBSCR provided the maximum investment allowed by the Parliamentary Act of 75,000 towards the line construction, and the HGDR provided the remainder 48,000 of the total 123,000.

The board continued to make decisions that made the HGDR more and more a part of the LBSCR, although it kept it's own name. On 28th April 1862 it was agreed that all HGDR business be conducted from the LBSCR offices, and LBSCR staff were used as supervisors an inspectors for the line construction. By June all the directors and staff of the HGDR had connections with the LBSCR and was effectively part of the larger company, an agreement was made on 29th July for the LBSCR to buy the HGDR and the "LBSCR Additional Powers Act" was passed by Parliament on 29th June 1864 which made the HGDR officially part of the LBSCR who eventually opened the line between Horsham and Guildford as part of their network.

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