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45157 "The Glasgow Highlander" // Credit RailAdvent

Steam railtours and special railway events this March

Halfway through March and there are still plenty of events to visit this month, we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar. Along with the...
7903 "Foremarke Hall" with Test steam Train at Broadway Station // Credit Jack Boskett

First Steam Train to Broadway Station after 58 years

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...

Steam Loco 6023 “King Edward II” Star Guest for Cotswold Festival of Steam

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has announced that GWR King Class No. 6023 "King Edward II" will be attending their "Cotswold Festival of Steam" gala in May this year. About 'King Edward II' A week ago, the...

SR Bulleid Pacifics steam locomotives – Class Information

This week's Class Information will be looking at the Southern Railway Bulleid Pacifics, the Merchant Navy, West Country & Battle of Britain classes. After looking into the history of both classes, we will then move...
6046 at Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Announce 3 Visitors To Steam Gala

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has announced 3 visitors to their Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala, which will take place at the end of May 2017. Black 5 No. 45305 Visiting from the Great Central Railway, this LMS...
7903 "Foremarke Hall" and 35006 "Peninsular & Oriental SN Co" undergoing Annual Boiler Examination // Credit Mike Solloway

News from GWSR Steam Locomotive Department

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's (GWSR) Steam Locomotive Department have posted their latest news update, with good news about their home fleet. Annual Boiler Examination On Friday the 2nd March 2018, members of the GWSR's home fleet...
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway bridge hit for 14th time in 3 years

Steam railway’s frustration at 14 bridge strikes since 2014

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway opened its extension back to Broadway on Good Friday 2018 and since then has been a hit with passengers. This success is being hampered by thoughtless truck drivers who are...
3473 "County of Middlesex // Credit Churchward County Trust Collection

Churchward County Trust (steam locomotive No.3840 “County of Montgomery”) – Project Information

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of a Project Information last week. This week we are looking at another Great Western Railway (GWR) 'County' class, this time the smaller earlier Churchward-designed...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...
Volunteers line up in front of the first train to the new Broadway Station // Credit Jo Roesen

First Train runs to Broadway since 1960!

The Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway (G&WSR) have now laid down the track all the way to the new Broadway Station, reconnecting the station with the rest of the line. The Railway's Class 73 Diesel...