The brief Edwardian period in Shrewsbury was one of sorrow, with the infamous Shrewsbury train derailment which claimed the lives of 18 people.
Severn Bridge Junction is built. The largest operational mechanical signal box in the world, and home to over 180 levers.
Shrewsbury railway station extended downwards
The infamous Shrewsbury train derailment, in which 18 people died. A 26-year-old Mary Webb wrote a poem in memory of the victims, which her brother submitted anonymously to the Shrewsbury Chronicle, starting her career as a writer