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This historic two hour DVD brings together precious photographs, archive film and video footage, to recreate the heyday of this once thriving but little known railway. The Bedford to Cambridge section was first opened in 1862. Now ‘travel’ the route from Oxford via Bicester, Bletchley and Bedford to Cambridge and all locations in between – and enjoy rumours of its return!
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With current proposals by East West Rail to provide a link once more between the two famous university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, it is timely that we release this DVD history of the original railway which was released in video format in the early 1990s. Assembled from photographs, archive film and video footage, we ‘travel’ the route from Oxford via Bicester, Bletchley and Bedford to Cambridge and all locations in between. Services remained on the Bletchley to Bedford section following closure of the other sections in 1967/8 and now form the middle section of new proposals. The 30-mile Bedford to Cambridge section was first opened in 1862 which finally completed the whole route from Oxford. After closure in 1968 all the track was removed and stations along the line closed. Some 50 years later, plans are advanced to link the two cities again and provide the country with an important east-west link.