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The next service arriving at Reading is the 1916 from Taunton

Great Western Railway, service timetable January 1916

Sometime after January 1916, the month in which the Gallipoli campaign came to its pathetic end, somebody dropped a Great Western Railways (GWR) service timetable through the floorboards of a house in Milman Road. It was discovered nearly a century later, much chewed by molluscs and discoloured by time.

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Reading’s Lost Railway

Coley branch line bridge over the Holy Brook

Reading has its very own crumbling monument to Edwardian civilisation lurking behind a BP garage on Rose Kiln Lane. The Coley branch line was built in 1908 and decommissioned in 1983. It ran a short distance from the Basingstoke railway line, just south of Reading West station, to the wharves along the Kennet at Fobney Street.

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