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The Story of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway DVD
‘The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds’ – Cheltenham to Broadway
In-depth story of the beginnings and subsequent re-opening of the line between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway.
We see archive films of the line from the late 1950s through to closure in the mid 1970s and follow the rebuilding of the railway with its base at Toddington and arrival at Cheltenham then through to the grand re-opening day in March 2018 to Broadway.
Steam operations during all the recent gala events with visiting locomotives.
We see archive films of the line from the mid-1960s through to closure in the mid 1970s with a summary of the route between Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham and all the stations and halts in-between.
We follow the rebuilding of the railway with its base at Toddington from the 1980s and arrival at Cheltenham Race Course Station in 2003, then through to the grand re-opening day in March 2018 to Broadway.
A look at the rebuilding of each station along the line which were demolished in the 1970s and resurrected by volunteers over a twenty-year period.
Sequences of the construction of the new station buildings at Broadway and the very first trains to arrive culminating in the first passenger trains since 1960.
‘Return to Broadway’ celebrations are seen with Nos. 35006 P&O Line and 7903 Foremark Hall.
Steam operations during all the recent gala events with visiting locomotives, such as ‘Schools’ Class Cheltenham, ‘King’ Class King Edward II and ‘Britannia’ Class Oliver Cromwell.
Altogether a complete record of the run-down of the railway in BR times and the triumphant re-opening of this volunteer-led preserved line.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Kingfisher Productions.