North Warwickshire Line

  • West Coast launches regular Stratford steam

    West Coast launches regular Stratford steam

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    Stratford-upon-Avon will gain its second regular steam operation later this month when West Coast Railways launches its ‘Merchant of Avon’ trains on July 28.  Five summer Sunday trains are planned initially, starting from Burton-on-Trent and calling at Tamworth, Coleshill Parkway, Henley-in-Arden, Tyseley, Dorridge and Stratford on July 28, August 11/25 and September 8/22.  During its…

  • Sentry at the Gate: How the North Warwickshire Line avoided closure

    Sentry at the Gate: How the North Warwickshire Line avoided closure

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    Fifty years ago this month, the Court of Appeal imposed an injunction on the British Railways Board which prevented them from withdrawing passenger services between Tyseley and Stratford-upon-Avon. Fraser Pithie tells the fascinating tale of how the actions of several campaigners thwarted BR’s closure ‘by stealth’ bid in 1969.  THREE years after the publication of…

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