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Author Topic: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) - heritage line  (Read 78641 times)
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« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2018, 01:37:24 pm »

Nice to see an old loco being restored in what may be a relatively short while.

What, under 15 years maybe?

Yes, reckless haste I know but this one really might not take geological time. The frame is off to Loughborough I gather for professional assembly. Parts for it have been procured over the years apparently and the blog implies it might run on the GWSR.

http://gwsrsteamloco.blogspot.co.uk/2017/

Found on the 31st Dec edition about 2/3rds down.
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« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2018, 01:59:38 pm »

If they apply the GRIP (Guide to Railway Investment Projects) process, we can expect to see it running some time in the early 2090s...
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« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2018, 02:46:44 pm »

If they apply the GRIP (Guide to Railway Investment Projects) process, we can expect to see it running some time in the early 2090s...

Please let this fall under JFDI (just flipping do it (polite version)) rather than GRIP!
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« Reply #108 on: March 09, 2018, 09:24:06 pm »

The first test train with a steam engine entered Broadway station today :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08MX_92rYjM&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #109 on: March 11, 2018, 11:51:29 pm »

As tests go, that one went jolly well, I reckon!
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« Reply #110 on: March 22, 2018, 04:06:08 am »

First train with passengers to stop at Broadway since 1960, a special for members and shareholders.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVHB95g4RUo
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« Reply #111 on: June 06, 2018, 05:57:16 pm »

Was able to give my regards to Broadway today as a birthday treat for tomorrow by my good partner in rail related matters (many thanks to trainer). We were hauled by King Edward II and I did wonder if there were any red hot pokers left behind in the firebox. Very well loaded with coach parties.The new station and the new extension seems resplendently splendid with the Broadway station having no less than 4 fully uniformed staff on the platform. Weather was perfect, you could see for miles, and think it was one of the best return journeys I have had on the line in recent years.
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« Reply #112 on: July 25, 2021, 09:50:39 pm »

I thought that reviving this thread was more appropriate than starting a new one given the news here from the Beeb regarding the GWSR's 40th anniversary.

Happy 40th GWSR!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-57914924
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« Reply #113 on: July 25, 2021, 09:53:58 pm »

Wrong link I think!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-57914924
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« Reply #114 on: July 25, 2021, 10:23:35 pm »


Yep, I noticed that too and quickly changed it!  Don't think the GWSR reaches as far South as Avonmouth!   Shocked
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« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2021, 12:54:58 pm »

GWSR in the news again with what could be their securing of trackbed between Broadway and Honeybourne.  Current owners, Railway Paths Ltd (a subsidiary of Sustrans), apparently don't see the trackbed as fitting in with their plans, hence the prospect of a change in ownership.
Even if it all happens, don't expect a link up with GBR (Great British Railways) at Honeybourne anytime soon, as the article below says, the GWSR are some way off being ready to extend that far yet.

https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/08/gwsr-could-take-on-broadway-to-honeybourne-trackbed.html

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« Reply #116 on: August 08, 2021, 10:20:30 am »

GWSR say they have no funds after Covid effects on their finances & a survey of the bridges on the offered trackbed show minimal upkeep by RPL with work now necessary on most of them. Difficult situation
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« Reply #117 on: August 09, 2021, 12:23:42 pm »

As a frequent road user of the bridges along this section of trackbed, I have to say that the majority appear to be in a fairly ropey condition. It's no wonder that Sustrans, having done nothing but neglect this infrastructure for, what, quarter of a century, now want to be shot of it.  The bridge repair bill would obviously be above the seven-figure mark. 

This section last saw traffic (other than demolition trains) in 1976, 45 years ago.  BR (British Rail(ways)) did precious little maintenance in the years prior to that.

I really hope the GWSR can do something, over time, to restore trains between Honeybourne and Broadway, but it will be a mega costly enterprise
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« Reply #118 on: August 09, 2021, 02:26:53 pm »

I do hope they elect to purchase it to safe guard any future option, if they did a share offering its is something I would consider
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« Reply #119 on: August 09, 2021, 11:43:22 pm »

I think that passive provision of the line is the best bet at present.  It rather depends on what Sustrans want for it.
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