|© David M Howse 2003||
Last updated Sunday February 11, 2007
Witney goods yard weigh bridge,
was made in January
1961, of the closure of the section of the line between Witney and
Fairford and this closed on
Today nothing remains of the stations at Yarnton and Cassington, The road over bridge at Cassington was extensively rebuilt during 2004.
The bridge south west of Cassington carrying the line over
the river Evenlode is still in use as a private road
bridge, on a now closed camp site, (5/5/2003) but the
One of 3 bridges at Witney junction all of which still
The top of the bridge that passed
under the line on the
South Leigh's crossing keeper's cottage has been converted into a private house and is situated next to a hump in the road (the old crossing), other than that nothing remains, as a bungalow was built on the site of the station.
The depot built during WW2 at South Leigh still exists.
The Ballaso bridge still exists and part of the track
bed at this point is now a private garden but the old quarry there has
been filled in.
The three bridges over the River Windrush at the
junction between the goods and passenger stations at Witney still remain
but in poor condition, the concrete filled sandbags can still be seen at
the base of the bridges as a result of bridge
strengthening work Carried out on some of the lines bridges.
The site of Witney Passenger station
looking towards Yarnton, from the site of the bridge.
A section of tracked on the approach to Witney has
been removed and the A40 Witney bypass cuts through the route just east
of Witney Junction, and again just to the west of the town.
Except for the Witney station
masters house, and heavily remodeled goods shed, nothing remains, the site of the 2 stations
are now an industrial estate.
Both the EGR built, road
bridges in Witney have gone as part of road improvement schemes.
The road bridge on the
Curbridge to Ducklington road has gone.
The road bridge on the Curbridge to Bampton road is still in use and has in 2002 had some repair work done to it.
Kelmscott & Langford bridge,
crossing keepers cottage (Much extended)
Remains of the River Leach bridge,
The RAF have extended their
perimeter fence at RAF Brize Norton to included part of the track bed
between Bampton and Carterton.
The bridge at Carterton
station and the station building are both still in use, the latter as a
Alvescot station is now a coal and transport yard, the
road bridge is still in use.
The road bridge carrying the Broadwell
to Clanfield road is still in use.
Kelmscott and Langford
stations main platform and cattle dock still exist along with 2 old lamp
posts, (4/2003) but is slowly being buried under builder’s rubbish.
The crossing cottage at
little Faringdon is still being lived in and has been extended at the
rear but the front of the cottage is pretty much as built and is of the
same stone and roof design as the EGR station buildings at Witney and
Lechlade station is awaiting
redevelopment and is only
evident by a selection of building bases; still
seen (4/2003) are platform, goods shed base, end loading dock. The road over bridge still carries one
of the main roads into Lechlade, beyond
that the line has a housing estate built on it.
The road over bridge as the
line approaches Fairford is still in use, but nothing remains of the
bridge at the station site or the station itself, except possibly the
turn table pit. This site is now a factory.
been plans proposed to reopen the railway between
and Witney, and
© David M Howse 2003
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