Save the Melksham Train
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Friday, 26th March 2010. Launch of TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. Bridge House, Trowbridge, from 19:30
An exciting new step forward to rejeuvenation of the line, its service and its use
BUSY, EXCELLENT MEETING ... see [here] for initial report
Train service remains dire - southbound from Swindon at 06:15 and 18:45, northbound from Westbury at 07:02 and 19:35. Please pledge your support if you would like to see an increase to six trains a day -
arriving Swindon at 07:48 08:53 11:50 14:50 17:36 and 20:19,
returning at 06:18 09:02 12:02 15:02 17:55 and 18:45.

Keynote for 2010

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How did the area around Melsham station use to be?

These historic pictures have been supplied for our use here by the Melksham Historic Society and Tony Seager, to whom we give our grateful thanks. Please bear in mind that they retain copyright. Further old pictures of the station are on another page.

A train of feathers stands to the South of the Bath Road bridge in 1928

"The Flying Scotsman" came through Melksham on a special train a couple of years before the station closed for the first time

A further view of "The Flying Scotsman" - in this cas approaching Melksham and giving a godd view of the good yard to the North of the station.

The goods yard a number of years earlier. Melksham was a thriving freight centre for the railway, with a large staff and a large signal box.

The frontage of the station, after closure in 1966 but before demolition.

Passenger train at Melksham Station, circa 1920.

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