The Midland & South Western Junction Railway Through Time Paperback
Part of the Through Time series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 180 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/04/2018
- Category: Trains & railways: general interest
- ISBN: 9781445663364