I LOVE THIS KIND OF STUDY! BRANCHLINES…SHORT LINES…INDUSTRIAL AND HISTORICAL ARCHEOLOGY…<3
Someone who read my post on the Bicester Military Railway challenged me to look at the railway(s) which used to serve Nesscliffe Training Area. This first post traces the life of the old branch-line which served the area and was taken over by the military. A further post should follow which looks at the military sites themselves. Apologies for the length of the title!
As I have undertaken this research I have become increasingly aware of the complex railway and tramway arrangements in the area to the West of Llanymynech which is probably best left to another occasion rather than seeking to cover it as part of this post.
The Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway
The old Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway (S&MLR) was commandeered by the military to allow the creation of a major armaments storage facility at Nesscliffe. The main length of the old railway is highlighted in…
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