Railway Times (23/Dec/1843) - Manchester and Leeds Railway

The following is a transcription of a historic article and may contain occasional errors.

MANCHESTER AND LEEDS RAILWAY.

Notice is hereby given, that a Special General Meeting of the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company will be held on Thursday, the 28th day of December inst., at 12 o'clock at noon precisely, at the Company's Offices, in Oldham Road, in Manchester, for the purpose of taking into consideration and deciding upon a proposed arrangement between the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company and the Hull and Selby Railway Company, for uniting and consolidating into one concern the Traffic and Business of the said Companies, and for working the said two railways under one Management, and for giving such powers and authorities to the Directors in reference to the terms and for the carrying out of the proposed arrangement as the meeting shall think fit, and to authorise the Directors to apply to Parliament, if necessary, for all such powers as may be requisite to give full effect to any arrangement which may be come to between the two Companies.

And also for the purpose of taking into consideration and deciding upon the making of provisional arrangements with the said Hull and Selby Railway Company for the management of the traffic and other business of the said two Railway Companies in connection with each other, until the sanction of Parliament can be obtained, or for such other period and on such terms and conditions as at such meeting shall be agreed to:

And also for the purpose of taking into consideration and of deciding upon the propriety of making an arrangement between the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company and the York and North Midland Railway Company, in reference to the traffic passing along the last-mentioned rail way to or from the Hull and Selby Railway, and for giving to the Directors all such powers and authorities as may be necessary for enabling them to carry any such arrangement into full effect.

And also to take into consideration the propriety of authorising, and, if so decided, to authorise the Directors to apply to Parliament in the next session for power to make a Branch Railway from the main line to Bury; and also a Branch Railway from the main line to Huddersfield; and also a Branch Railway from the main line to Bradford; and for power to purchase and to maintain a Railway, already made and executed, from the main line to Heywood, and for power to alter and amend the existing Acts of Parliament relating to the Manchester and Leeds Railway, and for reviving and extending the previous by the said Acts respectively limited for the compulsory purchase of lands for the purposes of the Railway and works, and for power to increase the capital of the Company, and to raise money for effecting the purposes of the existing and the contemplated Acts of Parliament; and generally, it so decided at the said meeting, to authorise the Directors to adopt such measures and make such arrangements with landowners and other parties as may appear to them expedient, in order to obtain all or any of the Parliamentary powers intended to be applied for, or which may be expedient to be resorted to in anticipation of those powers, or which may tend to facilitate the subsequent execution of the same.

Dated this 14th day of December, 1843.

H. HOULDSWORTH, Chairman.

Railway Times (23/Dec/1843) - Manchester and Leeds Railway

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