Churchward

  • New Year curtain call for Gloucs-Warks 2807

    New Year curtain call for Gloucs-Warks 2807

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    CHURCHWARD ‘28XX’ 2-8-0 No. 2807 will work the last trains of its current 10-year boiler certificate at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on December 31-January 1. No. 2807’s ‘ticket’ expires on March 10, but the 1905-built veteran will be withdrawn on January 2 to enable work on its overhaul to begin.  The loco’s owning group Cotswold…

  • Churchward No. 4270 marks its centenary at   Gloucs-Warks line as Foremarke Hall turns 70

    Churchward No. 4270 marks its centenary at Gloucs-Warks line as Foremarke Hall turns 70

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    JEREMY Hosking’s Churchward ‘42XX’ 2-8-0T No. 4270 celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWSR) over the weekend of September 14-15.  There was no telegram from HM Queen for this particular centenary, but the GWSR acknowledged the milestone with the production of a special headboard, which the heavy freight tank carried all weekend. The…

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