The Banbury to Verney Junction Branch, by Bill Simpson
Book published by Lamplight, 176 pages. Paperback (N4875)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: This book is a history of the railway from Verney Junction to Banbury (a branch line of over 20 miles), and the book is illustrated with lots of black and white photographs, maps and timetables. It is a unique account of a railway that was both picturesque and rural and character...
The Banbury to Verney Junction railway is an often neglected branch line, that very little has been written about. From its remote beginnings at Verney Junction, to the town of Banbury it was around 21 miles in length, and ran through the towns of Buckingham and Brackley, as well as the villages of Padbury, Fullwell and Westbury, and Farthinghoe.
This unique history has been recorded using more than 150 photographs, maps and diagrams (as well as a large fold out map attached to the inside rear cover). Perhaps of particular interest are the interviews with 20 former employees who lived in the towns and villages along the branch line. Sadly, all have now passed away, but their experiences, which reach back as far as the beginning of the last century, are recorded here, making this history of interest to historian and enthusiast alike.