London Gazette (11/Nov/1846) - London and North Western Railway

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London and North Western Railway (lease and purchase of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal, and the Leeds, Dewsbury, and Manchester Railway).

Notice is hereby given, that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the next session, for an Act to enable the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company, and the Leeds, Dewsbury, and Manchester Railway Company, respectively, to demise or lease for any term or number of years, and also to sell, dispose of, and absolutely make over to the London and North Western Railway Company, and to enable the said London and North Western Railway Company to accept a lease of, and to purchase and take the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal, and the Leeds, Dewsbury, and Manchester Railway, or either of them, and any branch extension or other railways or works belonging to, or which may be authorized to be carried into effect by the said Companies respectively; by any Act or Acts already passed, or to be passed in the next session of Parliament, and all the property and effects of, and all powers, rights, and privileges belonging to, or hereafter to belong to the said Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company; and to the said Leeds, Dewsbury, and Manchester Railway Company respectively; and to have, use, exercise, and enjoy all such powers, rights, and privileges, and to disincorporate the said last-mentioned Companies respectively, or either of them; and to amalgamate the said Companies, and each or either of them, with, and into the said London and North Western Railway Company, and to enable the said London and North Western Railway Company, and the said other Companies respectively, or some of them, to amalgamate and consolidate themselves (with, and subject to all the rights, powers, privileges, liabilities, engagements, undertakings, property, and effects of the same Companies respectively) into one Company, to be incorporated for that purpose.

And it is proposed by the said Act, to obtain power to alter, vary, and regulate the rates, tolls, and duties at present demandable, or receivable for the use of the said several railways and canal respectively; and to enable the said amalgamated Company, or the said new Company, so to be incorporated to levy and receive the same, or other tolls, rates, or duties, in or upon, or in respect of the said several railways and canals, or the said consolidated undertaking respectively; and to confer, vary, or extinguish exemptions from payment of tolls, rates, or duties, and other rights and privileges; and to extend and make applicable to the said amalgamated Companies, or the said new Company, and to all the property, works, matters, and things belonging thereto, or connected there with respectively; all or some of the powers and provisions of the several Acts hereinafter mentioned, relating to the said several Companies respectively, and also to obtain such other powers and authorities, as may be requisite or expedient for better effecting the several purposes aforesaid.

And it is also intended by the said Act, to obtain powers to enable the said London and North Western Railway Company, and the said amalgamated Companies, or the said new Company to raise money by the creation of new or additional shares in the said London and North Western Railway Company, or in the said Companies, or in the said new Company, or by mortgage or otherwise, as well as for adjusting and equalizing and effecting the arrangements or otherwise, for the purposes of the said amalgamation of consolidation, as also for the general purposes of the said amalgamated Companies, or of the said new Company, and also to convert the capital and shares of the said amalgamated Companies or of the said new Company, or any part or parts thereof into stock.

And it is intended by such Act, to enable the said several Companies, or any of them to enter into such mutual arrangements as may be necessary or expedient for carrying out the objects aforesaid, or any of them; and also to carry into effect and confirm any agreements, or arrangements made, or hereafter to be made, between the said several Companies, or any of them, for or in respect of the traffic passing, or which may pass on the lines or works of such several Companies, or any, or either of them, and with respect to the use and occupation of such railways and canal respectively, or any of them, or to the passage of traffic to, from, and along the same or any of them, and to the tolls, rates, and duties, payable in respect thereof.

And it is intended by the said Act, to alter, amend, extend, and enlarge some of the powers and provisions of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Act, 1845, the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal (Huddersfield Diversion and Cooper Bridge Branch) Act, 1846; the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal (Oldham Branch) Act, 1846; the Leeds, Dewsbury, and Manchester Railway Act, 1845; and the Leeds, Dewsbury, and Manchester (Deviations and Branches) Railway Act, 1846; and also of an Act passed in the session held in the ninth and tenth years of the reign of her present Majesty, intituled “An Act to consolidate the London and Birmingham Grand Junction and Manchester and Birmingham Railway Companies." And also the several Acts relating to the said London and Birmingham Grand Junction and Manchester and Birmingham Railways, or the London and North Western Railways, or some of them, that is to say, local and personal Act, 8th and 9th Vict. cap. 156; and local and personal Acts, 9th and 10th Vict. caps. 67, 80, 82, 152, 182, 184, 193, 231, 232, 233,244, 248,261,269, 309, 328, 331, 359, 368, 369, and 396.

Dated this seventh day of November, 1846.

Worthington, Earle, and Berry, Manchester.
Brook and Freeman, Huddersfield.
Atkinson, Dibb, and Bolland, Leeds.
E. L. Hesp, Huddersfield.
Slater and Heelis, Manchester.