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Gotherington Railway station
Bank Holiday Monday May 30th 2016
Gotherington railway station is a privetely owned station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.
The station was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1906 when it opened it was named Gotherington. In December 1940. it was renamed as Gotherington Halt. It was closed in June 1955.
The railway line on this part of the Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon line remain opened till 1976 with the track lifted around 1979.
The railway line was then relaid by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway reaching Gotherington in 1997 and then Cheltenham Racecourse station in 2003.
Trains use the platform opposite the station building which only take 2 coaches. Trains only stop here on Gala days. See the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway own website for details when its open.
Pump trolley on the garden line at Gotherington station
During major events the private garden is opened to passengers and the station house becomes a tea room. A short length of track in the garden allows rides on a Wickham or pump trolley.
British Railways Wickmans PW trolley type 4B at Gotherington Goods in part of the garden.
Gotherington West station on the garden railway.
Thanks to the owner for letting us use the station.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has saved a part of the former Great Western Railways mainline from Birmingham via Stratford-upon-Avon to Cheltenham. The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway runs trains between the Cheltenham Race Course station at Cheltenham to Broadway. It now has stations at Gotherington Winchcombe and Hails Abbey Halt and Toddington and Broadway (Broadway station only reopened in 2018 ).
This Page updated 28/4/2020
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