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 M&SWJR 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. 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 was sometimes referred to as `Swindon's Other Railway'. The M&SWJR was absorbed by the GWR in 1923. The line closed to passengers in 1961 and goods by 1970.

The Swindon & Cricklade heritage railway is based at Blunsdon.

The trackbed from Chiseldon to Marlborough is now a cycleway.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Trains & railways: general interest
  • ISBN: 9781445663364

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