The line was completed by 30 September 1865. The Company operating the line was the Newport Pagnell Railway In 1866 the line was open to goods, parcel and cattle traffic. The Station opened on the 2 September 1867 on the east side of Bradwell on Bradwell Road where a ceremonial opening took place. In 1875 the line was taken over by the London and North Western Railway where they provided the passenger service from the opening. The line eventually closed to passenger service on the 7.9.1964 that is just over 97 years of operation. The line continued with goods traffic complete closure on 22 May 1967.

7 July 1963 (David Farron Collection)

Date Unknown (David Farron Collection)

Bradwell Station c.1963 BR Standard  2MT-A 2-6-2T No.41222 (David Farron Collection)

4P-C.  2-6-4T Built 25/06/1946 Withdrawn 31/05/1967 Cut up 31/10/1967. BR. Lms. 42233 Bunker-first with the 18:01 Newport Pagnell to Wolverton.Passing Bradwell Windmill 08.1963
© Colour-Rail (David Farron Collection)

Bradwell Station c.1962 BR Standard 2MT 2-6-2T No.84002 (David Farron Collection)

 Dear Cyril, just a p.c. hoping you are in good health like myself. I also hope Charlie is better. I have much pleasure in sending you this handkerchief I had it given to me at the social I should have kept it if it had have a green boarder. What do I hear you say 2 greens don’t match. Remember me to Vic. With best wishes Sybil xxx 

A post card, no date. The Mill that the Newport Nobby line passed.



BR Standard Class 2MT 2-6-2T  84002 at Bradwell Station circa 1963
(David Farron Collection) (A John Barrow Pic) (c/o Alan Chandler)

   6 April 1963

LMS Class '2MT' 41223 taken at Bradwell, 12th May 1962.
Note the private sidings to the Lime Works and Bradwell Mill in the Distance

c.1900 Waiting for the Newport Pagnell to Wolverton approaching Bradwell. 

c.1950. Possibly a Special with what appears to be someone taking a photo on platform end. 

August 1972 Facing Bradwell high street and Railway houses. To the left up the hill is Bradwell Station.

Auto Train at Bradwell.  2-6-2t, 41222 waiting departure on 12 May 1962.

Gardener poses for Photo for post card Post Mark 1915 (David Farron Collection)

13 Feb 1962 (David Farron Collection)
Bradwell Station 22 April 1959 (David Farron Collection)

Wolverton Triangle for the Newport Pagnell Branch line,2 November 1971Then and Now Publication.                 (David Farron Collection)

Canal near Bradwell Station to the right, in the distance is New Bradwell and also the station and works chimney can be seen far left. (David Farron Collection)

Withdrawal of services



c1960 Train leaving Bradwell. This photo gives a very clear view of the Water tower.