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Double Delight for Cotswold MP on Gloucestershire’s Railways

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Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Peter Luff MP for Mid Worcestershire met with senior representatives from Network Rail on Wednesday to discuss the re-doubling of both the Cotswold and Swindon to Kemble railway lines. Read the rest of this entry »

Paddington Bear comes to Toddington on the GWR

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Saturday 19th April and Sunday 20th April at Toddington Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Paddington Bear* visits the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway for the first time this coming weekend. Amazingly, this little bear has been enchanting youngsters for half a century and he’s coming to Toddington to celebrate his 50th birthday.

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Wildlife and Steam on Tour at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

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Saturday 12th April & Sunday 13th April at Winchcombe Station, Gloucestershire

This special exhibition by the renowned wildlife artist and steam locomotive owner David Shepherd¬†is being held in aid of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and combines his two passions – endangered wildlife and steam locomotives. Also operating over the GWR railway during the weekend will be David Shepherd’s own giant of the steam age – locomotive 9F 2-10-0 No. 92203 Black Prince which was one of the last steam locomotives to be built by BR.
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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has a feast for Diesel Lovers this weekend

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Friday April 4th, Saturday April 5th, Sunday April 6th GWR Toddington Station, Winchcombe Station & Cheltenham Racecourse Station, Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) is running a Spring Diesel Gala over the weekend with an intensive passenger and freight timetable. The GWR has one of the finest collections of heritage diesel locomotives in the country and there will be opportunities to ride behind a large variety of types between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse plus a special “Driver for a Fiver” opportunity.

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Time Travel Kids go free on the GWR throughout March

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The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR), which operates steam and diesel trains between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse, kicks off its 2008 season on 1st March with an offer most youngsters would find hard to refuse – they can travel free!

But there’s a catch! To get a free ticket, they must bring a fare-paying adult or senior citizen! The offer is valid on every train running during March, including Easter. Read the rest of this entry »

Has anybody got a disused Railway Station wanting a good home?

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Broadway Station in the 1960sThe GWR want to replace Broadway Station

The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway are well under way in their plan to restore the line from Winchcombe to Broadway and as part of that plan they intend to find a relacement station at Broadway for the one that was demolished in the 1960′s.
They have therefore launched a national hunt and volunteers have drawn up a list of disused station buildings.

“Restoring Broadway Station is monumental task but we are determined to restore it’s atmosphere” said GWR spokesman Ian Crowder.

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A replacement signal box has already been secured. It is a Grade II listed building from Exminster in Devon which is currently being stored at Winchcombe.

Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway
Restoration and Archiving Trust

The Cotswolds Festival of Steam

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Green Arrow31st May – 3rd June Gloucestershire,Warwickshire Railway(GWR)

The GWR is all ready for their big event of the year – the Cotswold Festival of Steam- which is based at their Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse stations.

The biggest “name” will be Gresley LNER V2 class 2-6-2 No 4771 Green Arrow which is coming from the National Railway Museum in York. It will be it’s first ever visit to the GWR and it will be a great sight, resplendant in it’s striking pre-war apple green livery.

Other engines which will be running are Somerset and Dorset 7F 2-8-0 No 88, SR West Country 4-6-2 No 34007 Wadebridge, GWR small Prairie 2-6-2T No 5542 (working the “Coffee Pot” push pull auto coach), GWR Modified Hall 4-6-0 No 7903 Foremarke Hall, GWR 0-6-0ST No 813 and 9F 2-10-0 No 92203 Black Prince.
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There will be a full working of freight, local passenger and through passenger trains and the chance to see behind the scenes at the GWR Winchcombe carriage works.

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Come and stay at Little Gidding, which is only half an hour away from the Festival, and be a steam buff in comfort in the Cotswolds

Update: 30th June.

A Blog by Chris Leigh has some great video clips of the Cotswold Festival of Steam.

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