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Basic information for those planning to visit the railway for the first time.

Blunsdon Station and Hayes Knoll Station. Information about the two passenger stations on the Railway and their facilities.

Events List of major events planned for the coming months, plus details of other services.

Parties & Private Events Outlines the facilities offered for private parties, Weddings train hire etc.

School & Youth Group Visits Outlines the facilities offered for weekday educational visits by parties from schools and youth groups.

Driving Experience tells how YOU could take the controls of a steam or diesel locomotive on the Railway.

How to find us Brief directions to the Railway by road, with local road map.
More information News News and events from the Railway.

The News Page also provides links to pages with more information on The full extent of the Railway at present, Locomotive and rolling stock restoration, and a page outlining what is happening to extend the line to Mouldon Hill, the future site of the Railway's third station.

Pictures Five pages of pictures giving more information about steam and diesel traction, rolling stock, stations and Hayes Knoll shed.

This section also includes a list of the steam and diesel locomotives to be seen on the Railway.

Survivals With most visible remains of the MSWJ long gone, this page illustrates a few artifacts that are to be seen around the railway.

Links Page with links to other visitor attractions in and around Swindon.

Past Events Click here for pages of pictures from our major summer 2010 and 2011 events.
Vintage Train Project The Vintage Train Project is restoring a group of historic railway carriages dating back to the late 1800s. Pages in this section give a brief history of each, along with the progress of the restoration work.
Join us! Join the Swindon & Cricklade Railway! Membership is open to anyone who wants to join us in building the railway, or who simply wants to share privileges and receive our quarterly magazine.

Membership Application Membership application forms to print out.
History of the line Brief history of the Midland & South Western Junction Railway Some background on this minor railway that became part of the Great Western at the Grouping.

Maps of the MSWJ Taken from railway timetables published in the 1890s and in 1915.

Late 1800s and 1900 Ordnance Maps of the Crosslanes area.  Shows the locality of Blunsdon Station before and after the railway was built, with notes on Tadpole Lane and the North Wilts Canal.

Tyers single-line tablet instruments, the type that controlled traffic over the Blunsdon section, are described, along with a group of pages reproducing the Regulations that governed their use from the 1890's.

List of MSWJ locomotives Complete list of locomotives, with GWR renumberings etc.

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