£9.99

Author:   Bill Simpson

Published:   2011
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   96
Condition:   New
Genre:   London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

Status:  In Stock

Synopsis

Quainton Road Station and other Stations in the Vale of Aylesbury by Bill Simpson.

The railway station called Quainton Road is situated aproximately central between Bicester, Aylesbury and Bletchley in what is recognized as the Vale of Aylesbury. It is a picturesque location within the village of Quanton with its beautifully restored windmill to the east and the tree enclosed pinnacles of Waddesdon Manor on a hill to the west. Although it is very rural it was nevertheless a busy junction station for a time.

The original line from Aylesbury to Verney Junction was elevated in railway terms by being taken over by the Metropolitan railway. Also shortly afterwards it became a station on the newly opened main line to the north of the Great Central Railway. To add to this the Duke of Buckingham built his own little line of 6 miles connecting to the station local villages to the terminus at Brill.

This book relates the history of the station and the others in the Vale from 1864 all the way up until 2004.