Birmingham and Gloucester Railway






Dates

04/11/1840[Birmingham and Gloucester Railway]
Standard gauge line opened from Gloucester, Tramway Junction, to Cheltenham, Lansdown Junction.
23/10/1847[Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway] ([Great Western Railway])
Broad Gauge line from Gloucester, Tramway Junction, to Cheltenham, Lansdown Junction, opened. Stations on this section at: Churchdown and Cheltenham. Gloucester to Cheltenham owned by the [Birmingham and Gloucester Railway] later owned by the [Midland Railway].

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Birmingham to Cheltenham and Gloucester















The frontage of the closed Longbridge (2nd) station which was within the Longbridge Plant. Regrettably some of the letters have fallen off in the past ...
Ewan Crawford 29/01/2010
We made cars here once, not so long ago. This view looks east towards the mainline over the stub of the former Longbridge - Old Hill line. The ...
Ewan Crawford 29/01/2010


The late running 16.43 to Birmingham New Street calls at Barnt Green just after Christmas 2016. [Ref query 484] ...
Ken Strachan 27/12/2016
The 16.23 to Lichfield Trent Valley pauses at Barnt Green on 27 December. We had intended to make a return trip to Bromsgrove, but we didn't check the ...
Ken Strachan 27/12/2016

Class 45 Peak No. 129 breasts the summit of the Lickey incline, with a train bound for the north east. The train is running through the site of ...
Mark Bartlett /11/1971


A pair of EE Type 3s, led by 6859, bank a train of unfitted 21T coal hoppers up the Lickey Incline in 1972. The bankers dropped off the train at ...
Mark Bartlett //1972
A Class 56 sweats up the Lickey Incline with a chemicals train from Baglan Bay in the late 1980s.
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David Spaven //
Peak Class 46 no 46012 drops down the Lickey incline with a passenger train heading for the south west of England in June 1980. This view looks ...
Mark Bartlett 21/06/1980
Two Lickey bankers, EE Type 3s 37158 and 37204, giving much needed assistance to 47307 and its long train of tank wagons on the 1:37 Lickey Incline in ...
Mark Bartlett 11/09/1980

London Midland services meet at Bromsgrove on 1 March 2014. On the left is a Hereford to New Street service and on the right New Street to Worcester, ...
John McIntyre 01/03/2014
The CrossCountry 1100 from Glasgow Central to Bristol on 1 March 2014 has just descended the Lickey incline and is passing through Bromsgrove station ...
John McIntyre 01/03/2014

A CrossCountry Voyager approaching Bromsgrove station on 1 March 2014 with a service from Bristol to Edinburgh. The train is about to ascend the ...
John McIntyre 01/03/2014
A grab shot from a train to Hereford on 18 April 2015, showing how the new Bromsgrove station is being built South of the current platforms. This will ...
Ken Strachan 18/04/2015
Bromsgrove station, 22nd May 2017. It looks like massive redevelopment has just taken place. [The station has been relocated further south -Ed]. ...
Alan Cormack 22/05/2017










This is an under construction station being built where the former Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, a single track line at this location, crosses over the former Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, a double track line. There will be two platforms on the double line and a third on the single line.
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More details
The High Level platform at Worcestershire Parkway in May 2019 - nearly finished. ...
Ken Strachan 18/05/2019
Looking North towards Birmingham over the Low Level platforms at Worcestershire Parkway. Taken from the last HST to Worcester on 18th May 2019.
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Ken Strachan 18/05/2019
After some 20 years in planning, this new Parkway station is at last being built. View South-West from the Pershore road on 29th April 2019. ...
Ken Strachan 29/04/2019








HST Power Car 43366, on a northbound CrossCountry service, crossing the River Avon near Eckington, Worcestershire on 2nd June 2009. Probably a ...
Dave Bushell 02/06/2009


Freightliner 66545 heads south at Ashchurch for Tewkesbury with empty coal wagons on 08 March 2014. ...
John McIntyre 08/03/2014
The green tinge on this picture seems appropriate for a GWR service. 166218 forms a slightly late 20.54 from Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple ...
Ken Strachan 17/03/2019
Freightliner 66545 passing through Ashchurch station on 8 March 2014 with Rugeley Power Station to Stoke Gifford empty coal wagons. ...
John McIntyre 08/03/2014
Freightliner 66585 brings southbound coal empties through Ashchurch station in December 2011. ...
Peter Todd 29/12/2011