The Midland & South Western Junction Railway Through Time, Paperback Book

The Midland & South Western Junction Railway Through Time Paperback

Part of the Through Time series

Description

The Midland & South Western Junction Railway was formed in 1884 by amalgamation of the Swindon, Marlborough & Andover and the Swindon & Cheltenham Extension railways.

It provided a north-south link between the Midland and the London & South Western railways through the heartland of the Great Western Railway.

It also served several military establishments in Wiltshire.

It joined the Banbury & Cheltenham Direct Railway at Andoversford with running rights to Cheltenham; its junction with the L&SWR was at Andover. Passing west of the GWR station at Swindon, it is sometimes referred to as `Swindon's Other Railway' but was absorbed by the GWR in 1923.

The line was closed by British Railways in 1961, apart from a few freight sections that had gone by 1970.

The Swindon & Cricklade heritage railway is recreating some of the line from its base at Blunsdon.

Several sections of the trackbed have been converted to pleasant walking and cycling routes.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 161 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Trains & railways: general interest
  • ISBN: 9781445663364

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