Red Post Junction

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A 1906 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing the southern portion of the Midland and South Western Junction Railway (in red). Red Posts [sic] Junction is at lower right, where that line meets the blue line.

Red Post Junction was a railway junction at Abbotts Ann in Hampshire, England between the former Basingstoke and Salisbury Railway[1] and Midland and South Western Junction Railway. The junction was removed after the final closure of the M&SWJR in 1961.

History[edit]

In 1873, two railway lengths were authorized which included the Red Post Junction (formerly known as the Andover Junction Station).[2] The Red Post Junction served the Andover area.[3]

Remains[edit]

Although the physical junction was removed, there is a stub of the M&SWJR remaining to serve military installations at Ludgershall. This stub is connected to a goods line from Andover which runs alongside the main line until the tracks diverge at the site of Red Post Junction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History of the Railway Companies of Hampshire". The Railways of Hampshire. Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Sands, Tom (March 1958). "Savernake, a Railway Crossroads in Wiltshire". Railway Magazine. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Brief History of the Midland & South Western Junction Railway". Swindon & Cricklade Railway. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°12′16″N 1°31′33″W / 51.2045°N 1.5258°W / 51.2045; -1.5258