Oxford & Cambridge Railway in Profile - Volume 1: Oxford to Bletchley, by Bill Simpson
Book published by Lamplight in 2006, 96 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4878)
Brand New Book
This book is a fascinating pictorial history of the Oxford to Bletchley stretch of the cross country railway line running between Oxford and Cambridge, and it includes photographs of the stations, signals and signalling sheds, steam locomotives, rolling stock, and much more!
From the rear side cover: The Oxford & Cambridge railway line connected nearly all the main lines north of London, and was a composite of three railways that ran under the combined control of the London & North Western Railway. Nevertheless, its seperate identities were evident in the architecture of its stations.
The section covered in this book began as the Oxford to Bletchley railway, opened by a company called the Buckinghamshire Railway in 1851. It is a line that has partially survived to the present day with a passenger service between Oxford and Bicester.
This book describes the history of the line with around 140 black and white photographs and drawings, including maps of the main stations.
Please note their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.