Birmingham and Gloucester Railway






Dates

04/11/1840Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
Standard gauge line opened from Gloucester, Tramway Junction, to Cheltenham, Lansdown Junction.
23/10/1847Cheltenham 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 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Lickey Road looking North. A car plant which could build 850,000 cars a year has been replaced, in a manner of ...
Ken Strachan 02/02/2020
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The enlarged station at Bromsgrove was opened on 12th July 2016. It offers much more flexibility in operations then the rather basic original ...
Ken Strachan 04/05/2019
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
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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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See also
Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
The High Level platform at Worcestershire Parkway in May 2019 - nearly finished. ...
Ken Strachan 18/05/2019
RAILSCOT can exclusively reveal that the reason for the last delay in the opening of the first new station in Worcestershire for a hundred years and ...
Ken Strachan 16/02/2020
Looking North towards Birmingham over the Low Level platforms at Worcestershire Parkway. Taken from the last HST to Worcester on 18th May 2019.
See ...
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
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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
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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
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A Cross Country Voyager arrives at Cheltenham Spa on 13 May. ...
Peter Todd 13/05/2008
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