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Bygone Lines of the LNWR

LNWR SEATON (UPPINGHAM BRANCH JN) - UPPINGHAM (single line 3¼ miles)

Opened
(Gds) 17.9.1894
(Pass) 1.10.1894
Closed
(Pass) 13.6.1960
(Gds) 1.6.1964
Stations
Uppingham

History
The London & North Western Railway opened this short branch in 1894. Five trains were provided daily all connecting with services to and from Rugby. Passenger services were withdrawn in 1960 but the station remained open for school specials until the line closed to all traffic in 1964.

Route when open
It diverged north from the Rugby - Luffenham line at Uppingham Branch Junction (SP916988) half a mile NE of Seaton Junction and immediately swung west through 140° to pass under the MR‘s Kettering - Nottingham line. The branch continued west for another 2&frac; miles to the terminus at Uppingham (SP870994).

Route today
Most of the line is walkable with some sections paths and farm access tracks.

Stations
the site of Uppingham station is now a small industrial estate but the goods shed and stables survive.

Bridges
Bridge carrying the MR's main line north of Seaton tunnel in place; bridge over Seaton - Glaston road abutments only; bridge carrying Seaton Road approaching Uppingham in place; viaduct over tributary of the Welland at Valley Farm, Uppingham intact.

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