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Adlestrop Railway Atlas - 432/1276
Written by Lee on Friday, 25th August 2006
The New Adlestrop Railway Atlas is a historical atlas of Britain's railways, currently in progress. It shows lines and stations currently open, together with those that have closed. Here is a link to it.
It just goes to show what we could have had if decisions with long-term consequences had not been taken purely in response to short-term financial constraints on an authority.
Re: Adlestrop Railway Atlas - 432/1277
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Friday, 25th August 2006
[quote author=Lee link=topic=432.msg1276#msg1276 date=1156514028]It just goes to show what we could have had if decisions with long-term consequences had not been taken purely in response to short-term financial constraints on an authority.
Yes indeed ... and it also shows some things that ARE still possible.
Weymouth, Westbury, Swindon, Oxford, Bletchley, Bedford (and I THINK the trackbed to Sandy is safe), Hitchin, Cambridge, Norwich, Great Yarmouth.
Re: Adlestrop Railway Atlas - 432/1284
Written by Nick Field on Saturday, 26th August 2006
Thanks Lee I have been trying to find a map like this for ages. Some areas look horrific with whole swathes of lines cut such as North Devon amongst others.
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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.
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The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.
We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.
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