1. Hungerford Common – Dun Mill Overbridge


Passenger services are reviving after the Covid pandemic but they have to contend with the use of the route by heavy freight trains, mostly from the Mendip Quarries beyond Westbury. One of these heavy and slower-moving trains is seen crossing Hungerford Common on the line of the original branch, a short walk to the east of the town. The line curves following the contours of the valley, limiting the speed of passenger trains to 75mph through Hungerford:


Looking in the other direction from the Dun Mill overbridge an occasional excursion train is approaching the town. The scenic nature of the route along the Kennet Valley and over to the Vale of Pewsey makes it a popular choice with tour operators:


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