Modified Hall No. 7903 Foremarke Hall

  • 9466 ready for Gloucs-Warks service

    9466 ready for Gloucs-Warks service

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    JONATHAN Jones-Pratt’s ‘94XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 9466 has entered service at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at the start of an extended hire to the Cotswold line.  The Hawksworth pannier was trialled on a round trip on October 19, double-heading with another Hawksworth type – ‘Modified Hall’ No.  7903 Foremarke Hall – during the railway’s Cotswold Food &…

  • 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…

  • ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

    ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

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    CLOSE to 5,000 passengers travelled on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s trains during the three-day Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-17, sponsored by The RM. The successful event, which featured eight locomotives in steam, including three visitors, proved to be very profitable for the railway, attracting more visitors than in 2017, although not quite as…

  • 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…

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