First Steam Train to Broadway Station after 58 years

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7903 "Foremarke Hall" with Test Train at Broadway Station // Credit Jack Boskett

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) have been running test steam trains to their newly-built Broadway Station, ahead of the first public trains planned to run at the end of March.

The test train

The test train, hauled by Great Western Railway (GWR) 6959 ‘Modified Hall’ Class No. 7903 “Foremarke Hall”, took place on the 7th of March 2018.

This is exactly 58 years since the last steam-hauled train left the original Broadway Station on 7th of March 1960.

When will the First Public Trains be Running?

The first public trains will start on March the 30th, during GWSR’s “Opening to Broadway”. For more information about this event, please click here

Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.
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    GWR 28xx Heavy Freight Locomotive 2-8-0 2807
    BR(WR) Manor Class 4-6-0 78xx 7800 7820 Dinmore Manor
    GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 7903 Formarke Hall
    D6948-BR Green Class 37