|Windsor to Slough a mere 2.75 miles long but what a history this short line has! After the branch was built it was used regularly by Queen Victoria. When she died her body was taken by train to Windsor for burial, a tradition since followed three times up to 1952.
Naturally the Royal use of this line is comprehensively covered, and an appendix lists all Royal trains used by the monarch on the line which an intensive search of the archives has produced. We are fortunate that two of Windsor's station masters left detailed diaries which the author has drawn on to give a unique picture of the line.
There is also a large fold-out map which shows a survey of the line in 1880 when the route was still broad gauge.
C R Potts.
A5. 288 pages.
98 photographs. 20 maps, plans and documents.