Rushey Platt 22 August 1978

Track lifting at Rushey Platt, on the former Midland & South Western Junction Railway, on a very gloomy 22 August 1978. This must have been the very start of lifting operations, as the rest of the section between Swindon Old Town and Moredon was still intact. This short section of the old M&SWJR route had survived to serve a temporary stone terminal at Swindon Town, and Moredon Power Station, leaving several miles of the old track to the south and west of Swindon. Although not particularly apparent here, this section is on an embankment. This now forms part of National Cycle Network Route 45.