The Aldwych Branch

The Aldwych Branch

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Antony Badsey-Ellis and Mike Horne.
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Authors: Antony Badsey-Ellis and Mike Horne
Publisher: Capital Transport Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pages: 112
This is the story of a now-disused branch of the Underground between Holborn and Aldwych. Although just a quarter of a mile long, it was a hopeless enterprise from its early 20th centiry beginnings and never covered its costs.
For such a small stretch of railway, it has a surprisingly colourful history, especially during wartime and where its lengthy disused spaces have been used for experimental design work and film jobs.
In an attempt to make more of it, extension of the branch frequently beckoned but never came. The station at Aldwych and the running line to Holborn remain today but not for passengers.
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