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A Mainline Connection for the GWR in Cheltenham?

Just as the Glos Warks Railway fixes its gaze on Broadway to the north, with Honeybourne almost within reach, an article in the September 2013 edition of ‘Modern Railways’ discusses the possibility of developments at the opposite end, at Cheltenham, which could conceivably see GWR trains running into a new platform shared at an improved […]

Signal Boxes – the reality of buying your own

I have elsewhere raised the issue of the gradual but inevitable loss of traditional GWR signal boxes as modernisation continues. ┬áIt seems sad that this process will accelerate as Network Rail seek to achieve their aim of centralising control of signalling in a very few massive signalling centres. I emailed NR to ask about the […]


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