My first offering on the Railways of Telford was a review of a book by David Clarke with the same title, see this link ....
https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/12/26/t ... ook-review
This second offering begins a series looking at the waggonways/plateways/tramways/tramroads which preceded the coming of the more modern railways. There is probably a debate to be had over the correct names to use for these lines. I have not decided but I have used the word 'tramroad' in the title of the series. Perhaps 'plateways' would be better as most of these lines were in the end made up of a series of short L-shaped rails sitting on stone blocks and were used by trams/wagons which had wheels without flanges. Others may have firm opinions about this!?
OS Maps seem invariably to use the word 'Tramway' for these old lines.
http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/04/25/an ... -tramroads
The area around what is now central Telford, and particularly the Severn Gorge and Coalbrookdale are known as the cradle of the industrial revolution. They are significant because of the major steps forward made in the production of cast and wrought iron.