Rail Books - Free UK Postage on Orders Above £10!
Cart 0
The Winsford & Over Branch
Oakwood

The Winsford & Over Branch

Regular price £7.50
The longest and most individual of several short branch lines operated by the Cheshire Lines Committee was that from Cuddington to Winsford and Over, slightly more than six miles in length. Opened in 1870 it enjoyed a distinctly chequered career. Passengers were originally considered a nuisance as they interfered with the real purpose of the line, to serve the numerous salt works on the west bank of the River Weaver. Twice the branch was closed to passengers but services were reinstated after a few years, the second time only after the CLC had been taken to the Royal Courts of Justice. The third and final withdrawal occurred in 1931 and again the CLC was taken to court, but this time it won its case and the branch reverted to goods traffic only until complete closure in 1967. Most of the route was single line but at one time the final mile into Winsford was double track with the curiosity that all passenger trains used only the up line. Today, much of the trackbed has been purchased by the County Council and converted into a public footpath and bridleway, with a visitor centre established at the one intermediate station at Whitegate.

ISBN: 9780853615460

Most books are dispatched within two working days of receipt of cleared payment.

UK

All orders over £10.00 are post free to all UK addresses. For orders below £10.00, a £1.25 postage fee will be added. These are normally sent via Royal Mail 48 Hour. Large or high value orders may be split in to multiple consignments or sent via courier. There is no additional charge for this and we will contact you if this happens.

Overseas

Overseas orders are charged based on weight, and postage will be automatically calculated at checkout. For a postage quotation, please add the items you want to your cart and proceed to the checkout. All orders are normally sent via Air Mail.


Share this Product


More from this collection



More by Oakwood