Avon Valley Railway Motive Power

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Kennet And Avon Canal - Devizes To Newbury
... Bridge Summit pound Bruce Tunnel 502 yards (459 m) Great Western Railway Bruce Tunnel 502 yards (459 m) Summit pound 70ft 55-63 Crofton Locks Crofton Pumping Station Wilton Water 64 Bedwyn Church Lock 70ft Bruce ... (12 ha) area of fen vegetation, scrub, and woodland lying along the headwaters of the Salisbury Avon northeast of Pewsey ... Interest because it is "the best known example of a calcareous valley mire in Wiltshire" ...

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