Swindon Wilts & Berks Canal Bridge 22 August 1978

The former Midland & South Western Junction line is pictured on a gloomy 22 August 1978 just to the south of Swindon where the course of the line crosses the Wilts & Berks Canal on a skew bridge. The track was lifted just weeks after this picture was taken. Surprisingly given the proximity to the ever expanding town of Swindon, this view has only changed a little. More houses have now been built in the field on the right, but the land to the left is still rural. The course of the line is now a cycle track.