The Station

The railway line
(picture from SWOP website)

As it looks today

This station opened up the vale
Providing transport now by rail,
A quicker way for sending things
And also for those things it brings.
Rags for paper, coal for steam,
Fruit to market, corn and bean.
Transport for the local man
To work in London if he can,
But sad the day the station closed
And added lorries to our roads.

Loudwater Station was on the Wycombe to Bourne End line which was built in 1854. This line connected to Maidenhead Station and, after changing at Maidenhead for the main line to London, commuters would reach Paddington Station. It was a popular route for London bound travellers and also gave easy access to High Wycombe in the other direction.
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