THE FAIRFORD BRANCH LINE

LINKS

The Abingdon Branch

The history of the short Radley to Abingdon Branch (a near neighbour to the Fairford Branch) is covered in this excellent website, which has a very comprehensive selection of pictures. 

Cornwall's Lost Railways

A collection of photos of abandoned railways in the Duchy, including the Helston, Newham and North Roskear branches, the Gunnislake to Callington line, and the line from Bodmin to Boscarne Junction.

The Fairford Branch

Simon Greenaway's website has many historical maps and documents which shed new light on the history of the Fairford Branch. Particularly interesting are the documents relating to the early years of the Witney Railway Company and the East Gloucestershire Railway Company.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire
Railway

A fine example of a preserved steam railway not that far from the Fairford Branch. Enjoy a ride behind a GWR locomotive and pretend you are traveling from Oxford to Fairford!

Malc's Witney Scrapbook

A random selection of items from one of the largest privately held collections of old postcards, crested china and ephemera relating to the market town of Witney, Oxfordshire.

Hondawanderer.co.uk

A miscellany of subjects are covered in this website, which also serves as a link to my Ebay sales. Local history, landscape and Infrared photography, classical and folk music reviews, are just a few of the subjects that will be added over the next few months (site still under construction).

Hondawanderer.com

High quality railway photographs featuring classic steam and diesel traction from around the country. As time permits many classic pictures from the last 25 years will be added to the site (site still under construction).  

The Lambourn Valley Railway

Ken Tarbox has created a very comprehensive website detailing the history of the Lambourn Valley Railway, with many archive pictures - well worth a look, and I'm not just saying that because some of my pictures are included!

MyWitney.co.uk

An informative website covering all aspects of life in the town, including its history and heritage.

Pathfinder Railtours

Steam & diesel hauled excursions to all parts of the country. All types of trains run: one day excursions, weekend land cruises & multi loco 'track & loco bashing' tours.

Robert Humm & Co.

Looking for that rare out of print railway book? Robert Humm's shop in Oakham is a treasure trove of secondhand railway books & magazines. 

Swindon's Other Railway

An incredibly comprehensive study of the Midland & South Western Junction Railway. Hundreds of pictures of the line the Fairford Branch could have linked up with.

Railway Ramblers

Colour-Rail is the premiere source of high quality images of road and railway transport, available in a range of formats including online downloads, high quality photographic prints, duplicate slides and in large format pictures for gifts.

Colour Rail

Colour-Rail is the premiere source of high quality images of road and railway transport, available in a range of formats including online downloads, high quality photographic prints, duplicate slides and in large format pictures for gifts.

Witney & District Museum

An excellent museum of local history. Numerous artifacts relating to the Fairford Branch Line are on display. Also included is a model of Witney station.

WW2 Airfields of Oxfordshire

A comprehensive pictorial study of World War 2 airfields in Oxfordshire, showing not only the currently operational bases, but also the many transient sites that are now being reclaimed by nature.