The Severn & Wye Railway and Canal Company was formed primarily to transport coal and iron ore from the centre of the Forest of Dean to outlets such as Lydney. Starting life as a horse-drawn tramway, it was converted to a railway in the middle of the 19th Century. Passenger services were introduced fairly late in the railway's history, but were never overly successful and regular passenger services north of Lydney Town were discontinued in 1929.

Today, most of the line has been removed apart from the Lydney to Parkend section which has been re-opened by the Dean Forest Railway. A lot of the remaining trackbed has been converted to cycleways, but as of early 2016, proposals to extend the DFR to Speech House Road have been drawn up. 

Principle Collieries served by the Severn & Wye

Norchard
Princess Royal
Pillowell
New Fancy
Parkend
Speech House Hill
Cannop
Trafalgar
Arthur & Edward
Crump Meadow
Foxes Bridge

The Timeline

The timeline has been divided into six parts.

Abbreviations used : S&W - Severn & Wye, SBR - Severn Bridge Railway, GWR - Great Western Railway, MR - Midland Railway, DFR - Dean Forest Railway.

The Severn & Wye Railway
Mierystock Bridge, south of Lydbrook, October 2014
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Introduction
Timeline Part 1
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Timeline Part 3
Timeline Part 4
Timeline Part 5
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Severn and Wye Railway
Introduction
Timeline Part 1
Timeline Part 2
Timeline Part 3
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Forest of Dean Branch
Introduction
Timeline
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Wye Valley Line
Introduction
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Lines from Ross-on-Wye
Forest of Dean Central Railway
Perrygrove Railway
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Timeline Part 1
Timeline Part 2
Timeline Part 3
Timeline Part 4
Timeline Part 5
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Severn and Wye Railway
Introduction
Timeline Part 1
Timeline Part 2
Timeline Part 3
Google Map
Stations
Forest of Dean Branch
Introduction
Timeline
Google Map
Stations
Wye Valley Line
Introduction
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Lines from Ross-on-Wye
Forest of Dean Central Railway
Perrygrove Railway
The Railways