guard_jamie wrote:It is odd to think that the Bewdley triangle and the line to Alveley suffered the ignominy of LMR control.
There's nothing ignominious about that. A large chunk of GWR territory in the West Midlands passed to the LMR. The converse happened elsewhere. It was just a case of adjusting former company boundaries to form more sensible geographical areas, having become part of a national railway.