LM&SR stands for London, Midland and Scottish Railway, I came across the dismantled railway while looking for a route to walk while at the village. The footpath followed the old track and looked worth a visit. It turned out to be the Stratford on Avon & Midland Junction Line
Looking from the bridge this is the direction for Towcester.
Looking this was is towards the Junction with the main LM&SR line
Going down on the trackbed you can look back and see the bridge which is in remarkable condition.
This is the old trackbed with the bridge at my back.
I followed the footpath beside the track and ever so often had a look at the track
It was well used and in good condition
though as you can see
by farm traffic
At one point I came across this culvert
A little further along and this area containing rubble cought my eye
and after climbing through the shrubbery I found a platform
there had been a station here in the past called Salcey Forest railway station
This is a small cutting nearby
and this is as far as I could get with the line
Getting back on the road you come across the bridge still there that went over the line
though either side was well over grown
nigh on dam impassable
that is until you get down on the bed an see this
the bridge is in good condition apart from the extra supports added for strength
the heavy lorries of today weakened it so pillars had to be added.
The original brickwork still looked good. That was it for this part of the track I found as I went off back to find my wife and have some lunch But it was not the end of the story for that day so read on if you dare.
Piddington on the main line
The bridge would have been here but the deck had been removed
mind you they had left some massive bit of rubble around from the bridge
This is the trackbed towards the station
and in front here would have been where the bridge over the road started
These were some of the stones on the opposite side.