ST Philip’s Marsh

  • Avon Valley buys a ‘Gronk’ for £1

    Avon Valley buys a ‘Gronk’ for £1

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    THE Avon Valley Railway took delivery of fully operational Class 08 No. 08663 on July 8 – being in effect a donation from Great Western Railway (GWR). The loco has been used in recent years at GWR’s St Philip’s Marsh depot, Bristol for moving diesel multiple units and high-speed train carriages around the depot. The 350hp…

  • 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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