The Birth of The Chocolate City

The Birth of The Chocolate City

Bishop's Stortford in the First World War

Bishop's Stortford in the First World War

Bishop's Stortford, Braintree, Witham & Maldon Railways Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th June 2013

Book FormatPaperback





This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Bishop's Stortford, Braintree, Witham & Maldon branches have changed and developed over the last century. Covers an important network of branch railways, including from Bishop's Stortford to Braintree through Dunmow and Felsted, Witham to Braintree and the Maldon Branch
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The railway at Witham dates from 1843 and the branches to Braintree and Maldon from 1848; the cross-country line to Bishop's Stortford was opened in 1869. The passenger service on the Bishop's Stortford - Braintree line was withdrawn in 1952 and, after the publication of the Beeching Report in 1963, the same fate was scheduled for the other branches. However the Braintree branch survived and, together with Witham, is a busy commuter line. In this book we take a journey over the line from Bishop's Stortford to Maldon via Braintree and Witham to view what has changed over the last 165 years. Unusually for today the Braintree branch line survives, and fortunately most of the cross-country line is now designated the 'Flitch Way'. The Maldon line, since closure, has been put to many other uses, including use as the town's road bypass.

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