The Banbury & Cheltenham Direct Railway

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The Banbury & Cheltenham Direct Railway

Stanley C. Jenkins, Bob Brown & Neil Parkhouse

368 pages. 275x215mm. Casebound with colour dustjacket.

ISBN13 : 9781899889150


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A new single-volume history of this well-loved and picturesque route, complete in one profusely illustrated volume. From the earliest beginnings of railways in the Cotswold area, the narrative traces the piecemeal development of the B&CDR the Chipping Norton Railway, the Bourton-on-the-Water Railway, extension to Cheltenham, extension to Banbury and the direct line at Kingham as well as looking at the various abortive schemes which surrounded its birth. The route itself is studied in detail, with numerous scale plans of all of the stations and junctions at the various stages of their development, as well as looking at the various industries which connected with the line. Train services, including the famous Port-to-Ports express, and the locomotives to be found on the line at the different periods of its history are also considered. This is a well rounded history, backed up by a collection of over 400 photographs and illustrations, many of which have not been published before, and were collected over a period of 25 years, covering the route from the 1860s up to its demolition in the 1960s.

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