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ON RIGHT FROM DOVER.

From
Bristol,

From
Dover.

ION LEFT FROM DOVER

Bulmershe Court, G.

cr. feeder of Wheble, Esq.

Loddon. Early Park,

cr. river Loddon. Join line of G. W.

Railway, and reach Caversham Park (p. 99) | 824 READING (see pp. 92-99) | 113] 7 m. distant, Strathfield

Thence to

saye, Duke of Wellington BRISTOL, as in pp. 100101.

1954

LXXIX. LONDON TO OXFORD, BY RAILWAY, 63 Miles.

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Thence, by Didcot,
as in preceding route,

to
OXFORD (see also pp, 747

162-166). Oxford will become an important centre of railway communication by the completion of the various lines in connection with it, now in progress, and partly opened, of wbich the two most important are the Oxford and Rugby, and tho Oxford Worcester, and Wolverhampton. The Oxford and Rugby line will rud

ibrongthe valley of the Cherwell, by Banbury, and, entering Warwickshire, pass near Southam, and join the London and North Western Railway at Rugby; tbus opening a communication with the midland and northern districts. The Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton Railway will extend from Oxford in a general north-westerly direction as far as Worcester, passing a short distance to the west of Woodstock, and by Moreton-in-the Marsh, Chipping-Campden, and Evesham; from Worcester its course is chiefly northward by Droitwich (where a branch is intended to connect it with the line of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway), Kidderminster, Stourbridge, and Dudley, to Wolver. hampton, near which town it will join the northern section of the London and North-western line. Large portions of both these lines are open for traffic, and the others are in active progress. Acts of Parliament have also been obtained for the construction of lines to unite Oxford with Bletchley (on the London and Northvestern Railway) on the one side, and with Cheltenham on the other. The former is completed and open for traffic.

LXXXI. LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM BY OXFORD, WOODSTOCK, AND

STRATFORD ON AVON, 116] Miles.

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