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Bath Branch (Somerset and Dorset Railway)

This line is closed. It was built by the Somerset and Dorset Railway to connect to the Midland Railway at Bath. Once opened, this became part of the main line of the Somerset and Dorset Railway from Bath to near Bournemouth. The line to Highbridge became a branch.

 
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The summit of the line was at Masbury, named for the nearby Maesbury Iron Age fort.

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From near Bournemouth to Templecombe with an extension to Cole to join the Somerset Central Railway. A commuter service ran from Bath to Binegar.


Page created on 11/04/2000
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford