The Midland & South Western Junction Railway

The Midland & South Western Junction Railway

by Steph Gillett
15th August, 2018

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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. Steph is a railway enthusiast and museum curator. He is also a member of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust. He lives in Bristol.

Details & Specs

Series: Through time

Author: Steph Gillett

Publisher: Amberley Publishing

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781445663364

Publication Date: 15th August, 2018

Pages: 96

Dimensions: 234 x 165 x 8 mm

Notes: illustrations

Availability: Available, print on demand, usually dispatched within 7 to 10 days

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