My good friend Charles D'Arvelle has a new book out.
Lambourn Station is no more. There is nothing left on the ground to show
that this was once the thriving terminus of an independent railway
line, later taken over by the Great Western Railway. The station had a
coal yard, engine shed, cattle pens, racehorse loading bays and all the
necesseties of a line terminus in the days of steam. The line ran from
Lambourn down the valley to the Berkshire town of Newbury. Some of the
older residents can still remember the trains coming and going, shunting
rolling stock and collecting freight as well as passengers.
In this book we learn when Lambourn Station was built and why. The
impact the station had on the surrounding area is explained and the type
of freight and passengers that used the station are explained.
The book also takes a look at the types of freight - both heavy and light - transported on the Lambourn Valley Railway (LVR).
In 1905 the LVR was taken over by the GWR and the entire branch line was
upgraded and brought to GWR standards. The line remained open until
1964, but is now closed, the tracks lifted and the stations gone. How
this station was affected is described.
This book is one of the Lambourn Valley Railway series that looks in
detail at the stations along that now closed branch line. The Lambourn
Valley Railway series is part of the Stations of the Great Western
Railway collection published by Bretwalda Books
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About the Author
Charles D’Arvelle is a railway enthusiast who has a particular
fascination with closed branch lines. He has spent many happy hours
tracing the locations of closed stations, abanoned sidings and lost
railway tracks. He declares it is a great way to get out and explore the
ISBN ebook 978-1-907791-83-3
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