Broadway

  • Building on the Broadway

    Building on the Broadway

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    The 12 months since the opening of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s extension to Broadway have seen numerous records broken, with the line continuing to reap the benefits of its connection with the picturesque Cotswolds village. Gary Boyd-Hope went along to find out how the railway has risen to the challenge, and what lessons have been…

  • ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add Northern Soul to Gloucestershire Warwickshire festival

    ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add Northern Soul to Gloucestershire Warwickshire festival

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    REPRESENTATIVES from each of the ‘Big Four’ railway companies will make up an eight-engine line-up at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-27. The RM-sponsored event has been given the theme ‘Northern Soul’ to reflect the presence of two of the visiting locomotives – LNER ‘B1’  No. 1264 and Caledonian Railway…

  • Double HRA awards for NER Autocar and Gloucs-Warks

    Double HRA awards for NER Autocar and Gloucs-Warks

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    THE stunning restoration of North Eastern autocar No. 3170 and the extension of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway have both won two major awards at the annual Heritage Railway Association dinner.  There were awards in a record 15 categories, which included a completely new award recognising the contribution of a young volunteer. The NER 1903 Electric…

  • 2018 visitor numbers up as railways report another successful year

    2018 visitor numbers up as railways report another successful year

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    LAST Easter’s opening of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s (Gloucs-Warks) extension to Broadway has seen all passenger records tumble for 2018, witnessing a passenger figure increase of more than 40%.  Yet the Gloucs-Warks is not alone in reporting passenger growth, and the majority of the railways that responded to The RM’s enquiries prior to going to…

  • New Broadway footbridge taking shape at fast pace

    New Broadway footbridge taking shape at fast pace

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    EXCLUSIVE By Ian Crowder PROGRESS at the award-winning Broadway station has just taken a big leap forward… at least visually. Platform 2 at the station, which remains out of use to passengers this year, has not only been cleared of the signalling and communications equipment stored on the platform, but the basic structure for the…

  • Soaraway Broadway success makes Glos Warks best in Britain

    Soaraway Broadway success makes Glos Warks best in Britain

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    REMARKABLE figures which showed that passenger numbers on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway rose by 42.5% in the wake of the Good Friday opening of the northern extension to Broadway have brought the coveted Heritage Railway Association’s Annual Award (Large Groups) 2019 to the Cotswold Line. The figures rose from 101,000 in 2017 to more than…

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