Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The last train from Swindon to Swindon Town

Because of its connections with Richard Jefferies (about whom I wrote my Masters dissertation), I have a soft spot for Swindon. So after yesterday's video about its unexpected tram system, here is one about the last train to leave the GWR Swindon station for Swindon Town.

Swindon Town served the Old Town of Swindon, which stood on a hill above the later railway station and works of the New Town. For a good while in the 19th century these two formed separate settlements, but inevitably streets and houses sprung up to join them.

You can read more about the Midland and South Western Junction Railway, which in its heyday joined Southampton and Cheltenham, on the Swindon's Other Railway site.

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