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Who is this 1838 GWR shareholder? Can anyone help?

This was sent to me today by antiquarian book dealer, Patrick Pollack. It shows an entry in an anonymous cash-book for 1838 where the owner has bought shares in the GWR! So, who could it be? ┬áIt must be someone with considerable wealth and, of course, this was the year the GWR opened so it […]

The Long Marston Military Railway Centre

It is a huge pleasure to see this group starting up at the northern end of ‘our’ railway, the Glos Warks Railway, for two main reasons. The first one is very personal: when I was 15 and forced to be a member of the school’s cadet force in Dorchester, the only silver lining in what […]


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