The White Cliffs Branch Railway 1875 – 1962

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This book is the history of the 11 1/2 mile Branch Railway from Darfield to White Cliffs, which was built primarily to access coalfields, but in fact assisted in opening up the area for settlement and agricultural improvement.

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Authors: Bruce and Richard Maffey

This book is the history of the 11 1/2 mile Branch Railway from Darfield to White Cliffs, which was built primarily to access coalfields, but in fact assisted in opening up the area for settlement and agricultural improvement.

In 1962, after eighty-six years’ service, the branch railway to White Cliffs was finally closed and dismantled. Its passenger service had ceased thirty-four years earlier, leaving the line ‘goods only’ in its later days, except for the popular excursion trains which gave the public opportunity to enjoy the much loved Malvern Hills, so close to the city.