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Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway

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The Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway (WS&WR) obtained Parliamentary powers in 1845 to build a railway from near Chippenham to Salisbury and Weymouth. It opened the first part of the network but found it impossible to raise further money and sold its line to the Great Western Railway (GWR) in 1850.
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    • Origins 

    • Sale to the GWR 

    • 1854: completion to Salisbury, Weymouth, Bathampton and Devizes 

    • Branch connections 

    • Gauge conversion and double track 

    • Abbotsbury branch connects 

    • Other twentieth-century developments 

    • Nationalisation 

    • Train services 

    • Timber bridges