Southern Railway Routes West Of Salisbury
This article describes the history and operation of the railway routes west of Salisbury built by the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) and allied companies, that ultimately became part of the Southern Railway in the United Kingdom. Salisbury forms a natural boundary between the Southern Railway core routes in the counties surrounding London, and the long route connecting with the Devon and Cornwall lines.
Read more about Southern Railway Routes West Of Salisbury: Network, Securing Territory, Grouping of The Railways, On To Exeter, Exeter and North Devon, Into Cornwall and To Plymouth, Branch Lines Between Salisbury and Exeter, Independent Railways
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