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130 years ago, on 21st May 1892, Brunel's Broad Gauge was abolished. Thankfully, its legacy remains and a number of railway museums continue to teach us about its use.
Allen Jackson takes an overview of the LSWR from a signalling and traffic perspective, illustrated with contemporary photographs.