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Buckinghamshire’s Lost Railways

Author : Keith Scholey
ISBN : 9781840332759
Cover : paperback
Price : £7.50

By the 1850s major railways such as the Great Western and the London & North Western ran across the peripheral parts of Buckinghamshire, but its large agricultural centre, dotted with tiny hamlets and small market towns, was still untouched. This changed between the 1850s and '70s when branch lines such as the Wycombe and the Aylesbury & Buckingham railways linked with the LNWR and the GWR. Later developments such as the joint Great Central and Great Western Railway completed the picture. As with most parts of the country, rural Buckinghamshire diminished as the growth of the railways encouraged industry and commerce to take root This golden age of rail was to last just over a century but by the end of the 1960s, cutbacks had caused virtually all of the smaller branch lines to disappear. Fifty-two photographs, dating from the late nineteenth century through to the 1950s accompanied by informative captions trace the history of this important story. Photographed locations include: Fenny Stratford, Verney Junction, Castlethorpe, Brill, Cheddington, Aylesbury, Calvert, Padbury, Buckingham, Radclive, Fulwell & Westbury, Waddesdon Road, Westcott, Wotton, Wood Siding, Quainton Road, Bradwell, Great Linford, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Swanbourne, Winslow, Marsh Gibbon & Poundon, Waddesdon Manor, Bledlow, Towersey, Granborough, Akeman Street, Loudwater, West Wycombe, Haddenham, and Ludgershall.

Buckinghamshire’s Lost Railways
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