Wednesday, 7 August 2019

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a volunteer-run heritage railway which runs along the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border of the Cotswolds. 
The GWSR has restored and reopened around 14 miles of track, operating between Cheltenham Racecourse and recently to Broadway.
Ken Jones visited the recent Diesel Gala Event, pictures of which are shown below, together with pictures from a previous visit showing steam trains.

W51405 in carriage shed at Winchcombe 

 Diesels in the carriage shed, Class 20 D8137 in the foreground

5310 in ex works condition in Toddington yard 

Class 73/1 Diesel electric E6036 entering Winchcombe from Cheltenham 

45149 passes 47376

Awaiting token exchange at Winchcombe as a train approaches

79037903 Foremarke Hall - Modified Hall class,  being coaled
at Toddington before final trip of the day 

35006 35006 'Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co' - Rebuilt Merchant Navy class
 at Broadway ready to depart for Cheltenham Racecourse 

7903 meets 35006 at Toddington.  35006 was rescued from Barry in 1983 by its present owners who brought it to Toddington for restoration.

More information about the GWSR railway here at

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