Oxford Waterways Through Time

Oxford Waterways Through Time

Oxfordshire at War Through Time

Oxfordshire at War Through Time

Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th May 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations183

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railways have changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781445616544

The Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway originated during the 'Railway Mania' years of the mid-1840s, when ambitious landowners and industrialists conceived the idea of a main line link between London and the West Midlands industrial areas. With Isambard Kingdom Brunel as its engineer, the OW&WR was seen as a close ally of the Great Western Railway, but in the event, the two companies became enmeshed in a bitter quarrel. When completed throughout to Oxford in 1853, the OW&WR worked in conjunction with the rival London & North Western Railway. However, relations with the parent Great Western Railway eventually improved and the 'Cotswold Line' became an archetypal GWR route. In recent years, the railway has prospered as a long-distance commuter route, with trains running through from Paddington to Hereford via Oxford, Worcester and Great Malvern.

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