The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a heritage railway line which runs through parts of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire on the edge of the Cotswolds, England. About 14 miles (23 km) of track have currently been restored between Cheltenham Race Course and Broadway.
The line was originally built between 1900 and 1906. It was then operated by Great Western Railway and ran from Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon and then on to Birmingham. The line closed to passengers in 1960 and to freight in 1976 and the track was lifted from 1979. A preservation group took over part of the line and started to re-lay the track beginning in 1984. The restored line has been extended in stages since then: an extension to Cheltenham Race Course was opened by Princess Anne in 2003 and another extension to Broadway opened in 2018. There are future plans to extend the line to Honeybourne at the north-east end and to Cheltenham at the south-west end.
Saturday, 23rd July 2022