MOBI Steph Gillett ï The Midland South Western Junction Railway Through Time ï

The MSWJR 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 It joined the Banbury Cheltenham Direct Railway at Andoversford with running rights to Cheltenham; its junction with the LSWR was at Andover Passing west of the GWR station at Swindon it was sometimes referred to as ‘Swindon’s Other Railway’The MSWJR was absorbed by the GWR in 1923 The line closed to passengers in 1961 and goods by 1970 The Swindon Cricklade heritage railway is based at Blunsdon The trackbed from Chiseldon to Marlborough is now a cycleway

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