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London and South Western Railway


London & South Western Railway 'C14' Class 0-4-0Ts ~ A Long-Lost Class


Onboard South Western Railway Class 444 Announcement (5:30 Service to Weymouth from London Waterloo)


South Western Railway Class 458 EMU Juniper leaving Wimbledon for London Waterloo | 458510 + 458528


Boarding South Western Railway class 450 at London Waterloo


QUEEN VICTORIA ESCAPES LONDON!! Red Funnel Ferries & South Western Railway

The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was a railway company in England from 1838 to 1922. Starting as the London and Southampton Railway, its network extended from London to Plymouth via Salisbury and Exeter, with branches to Ilfracombe and Padstow and via Southampton to Bournemouth and Weymouth. It also had many routes connecting towns in Hampshire and Berkshire, including Portsmouth and Reading. In the grouping of railways in 1923 the LSWR amalgamated with other railways to create the Southern Railway.
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  • General overview 

  • The first main line 

  • First new branch, and change of name 

  • Gauge wars 

  • Suburban lines 

  • The Southampton and Dorchester Railway 

  • Salisbury 

  • London terminal stations 

  • More platforms at Waterloo 

  • Connecting to the City 

  • Major expansion at Waterloo 

  • To Exeter 

  • Exeter to Barnstaple 

  • Plymouth 

  • Branches east of Exeter 

  • Portsmouth 

  • Alton 

  • Bishops Waltham 

  • Southampton, Netley, Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour 

  • Alton, Winchester and Gosport extensions 

  • Swanage 

  • Electrification 

  • Eastleigh Works 

  • LSWR infrastructure 

  • Chairmen of the Board of Directors 

  • General Managers 

  • Resident engineers 

  • Consulting engineers 

  • Locomotive engineers, works and corporate liveries 

  • Locomotive works 

  • Locomotive liveries 

  • Accidents and incidents 

  • Other details