Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

The Midland & South Western Junction Railway Through Time

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Author: Steph Gillett

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.

Book ISBN 9781445663364

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Aug 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 161

Regular Price: £14.99

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