The Marlborough Branch
The beautiful county of Wiltshire played host to many railway schemes but none more intriguing than that of the Marlborough Branch. This ancient market town with its roots deep in British history, nestling between the Cotswold Hills and the plains to the south, boasted two stations and a direct route to London at Savernake. The Midland and South Western Junction line with its own station (latterly known as Marlborough Low Level to distinguish it from the Marl-borough branch station) skirted the town to the east with the little Marlborough line winding its way southwards to its link with the Great Western at Savernake. Here the branch train would trundle to Marl-borough from a bay platform along the five or so miles to a compact terminus sited just south of town. Early rationalisation in the Wiltshire area after Grouping con-signed the line to no more than a siding, the bulk of traffic being centred at the Low Level station. The relatively early closure of the line has made research all the more difficult but the authors have nevertheless unearthed a wealth of previously unpublished material including many maps. timetables and photographs.
Hardback with dust jacket, 90 pages, black & white photographs
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