Leicester West Bridge Branch

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Along the former Leicester and Swannington Railway from West Bridge to Desford, 1960s.

Here there is a single photograph of a train on this branch which closed in April 1966, but more photographs of the infrastructure before it all disappeared.

Train between Leicester West Bridge and Desford Juncton.

Train from Leicester West Bridge towards Desford Junction near Glenfield on the former Leicester and Swannington Railway.

78028 approaches Mill Lane level crossing, Glenfield, with a train from Leicester West Bridge towards Desford Junction on the former Leicester and Swannington Railway, 22/2/64.

Robert Stephenson design lifting bridge over Grand Union Canal, West Bridge, 1965.

Robert Stephenson design lifting bridge over Grand Union Canal, West Bridge, Leicester and Swannington Railway.

Lifting bridge over Grand Union Canal, West Bridge, Leicester.

Robert Stephenson design lifting bridge over Grand Union Canal, West Bridge, Leicester and Swannington Railway.

Lifting bridge over Grand Union Canal, West Bridge, Leicester.

Robert Stephenson design lifting bridge over Grand Union Canal, West Bridge, Leicester and Swannington Railway.

Lifting bridge over Grand Union Canal, West Bridge, Leicester.

Along the line from Glenfield Tunnel to Desford Junction, 1965 & 1968.

The east portal of Glenfield Tunnel, Leicester and Swannington Railway.

The east portal (Leicester West Bridge end) of Glenfield Tunnel.

The east portal of Glenfield Tunnel, Leicester and Swannington Railway.

The east portal (Leicester West Bridge end) of Glenfield Tunnel.

The west portal of Glenfield Tunnel, Leicester and Swannington Railway.

The west portal (Glenfield end) of Glenfield Tunnel.

The west portal of Glenfield Tunnel, Leicester and Swannington Railway.

The west portal (Glenfield end) of Glenfield Tunnel.

Glenfield Station

Glenfield Station.

Stored wagon pushed to Mill Lane level crossing, Glenfield, by vandals

Stored wagon pushed to Mill Lane level crossing, Glenfield, by vandals.

The Glenfield Premier Brick & Terracotta Co. office building

The Glenfield Premier Brick & Terracotta Co. office building.

The Glenfield Premier Brick & Terracotta Co. works

The Glenfield Premier Brick & Terracotta Co. works.

Stored wagons by the branch to Groby Quarries

Stored wagons by the branch to Groby Quarries.

Remains of branch to Groby Granite Quarries

Remains of branch to Groby Granite Quarries.

Platform of Ratby station

Platform of Ratby station.

Level crossing between Ratby & Desford

Level crossing between Ratby & Desford.

The closed station at Desford

The closed station at Desford.