Birmingham and Oxford Railway






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.



A bright and sunny day at Oxford as 66588, on a southbound Freightliner, crawls through due to adverse signals on 29th November 2019. There was a ...
Peter Todd 29/11/2019
Colas Rail 70810, northbound through Oxford with an engineers train on 6th August 2019, passing a Cross Country Voyager.
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Peter Todd 06/08/2019
Freightliner 66511 southbound through Oxford at 1247hrs on 6th August 2019.
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Peter Todd 06/08/2019
GWR 165130, arriving in Oxford to form the next service to Didcot, on 30th January 2020. Photographed through the doorway of a station shelter due to ...
Peter Todd 30/01/2020






The basic but very tidy facilities at Tackley can be seen in this view looking towards Oxford. The station serves a fairly small village and has done ...
Mark Bartlett 18/06/2009
The period style lighting adds a nice touch to Tackley station as a Cross Country Voyager speeds south on the line from Banbury to Oxford. This view ...
Mark Bartlett 18/06/2009

Unusual connections advertised at Heyford in October 2018 [see image 66421]. ...
Ken Strachan 27/10/2018
A Voyager from Newcastle to Southampton whizzes through Heyford at full line speed on 27th October 2018. ...
Ken Strachan 27/10/2018



Ayhno Station, closed on 2 November 1964. Viewed from the north. The building still stands. ...
Bill Roberton //1986
Sometimes known as Aynho for Deddington this station opened in 1910 on the Oxford to Banbury line and closed in 1964 but is still in use as a private ...
Mark Bartlett 18/06/2009
Aynho station, closed in 1964, still stands alongside the Oxford to Banbury line. This is the view north from the overbridge and, in the distance, the ...
Mark Bartlett 18/06/2009

Aynho Junction Signal Box, viewed from the south. Decommissioned in 1992. ...
Bill Roberton //1986


71000 Duke of Gloucester northbound at Kings Sutton on 7 April 1990, one of its first mainline trips following restoration.
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Peter Todd 07/04/1990

Banbury South signal box from a passing train in 1986. ...
Bill Roberton //1986
A CrossCountry Voyager heading for the South Coast at Banbury on 28th December 2015. This could be the closest modern equivalent to former S&D holiday ...
Ken Strachan 28/12/2015
Banbury North signal box from a passing train in 1986. The box was to survive for a further 30 years. ...
Bill Roberton //1986
66517 passing northbound through Banbury. ...
Peter Todd 24/03/2016


A down Chiltern Trains unit heads North from Banbury past the pleasant Oxfordshire village of Cropredy in March 2012. The village station closed in ...
Ken Strachan 28/03/2012

A CrossCountry Voyager on the late running 1035 Newcastle to Reading service heads south at Fenny Compton on 7 March 2014. ...
John McIntyre 07/03/2014
Chiltern Railways DMU No.168113 heads south at Fenny Compton whilst working a Birmingham to Marylebone service on 7th March 2014. ...
John McIntyre 07/03/2014
Fenny Compton SB, 23 March 2007. The Banbury - Leamington line is in the foreground with the old SMJ behind, still open as far as MOD Kineton. ...
John McIntyre 23/03/2007
Chiltern 165 with a Birmingham - Marylebone train approaching Fenny Compton on 23 March 2007. ...
John McIntyre 23/03/2007


70010 powers through Leamington Spa hauling classmate 70003 (dead in train) and a Crewe Basford Hall to Southampton intermodal on 21st November 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018
DB 66014 has a green light on the Up Middle road at Leamington Spa with a Trafford Park to Southampton intermodal service on 21st November 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018
The NR measurement train [see image 64075] appears to be set up for reversible working. Here it pauses near the junction for the Coventry line. ...
Ken Strachan 30/04/2018
DB 66192 takes the Down Middle road through Leamington Spa heading north on 21st November 2018. The empty train was returning from Southampton Docks ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018

A new station built on the former Birmingham and Oxford Railway for Chiltern Trains.
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Under reconstruction - improvement works proceeding in April 2019. Warwick Parkway was built for Chiltern Trains on the former Birmingham and Oxford ...
Ken Strachan 07/04/2019
Deepest darkest Warwickshire - a strong contrast between the train and platform and surrounding Stygian darkness, approaching midnight on 23rd March. ...
Ken Strachan 23/03/2019
The businessmen on the up platform are obviously not superstitious, as they seem to be enjoying the sight of 66613 heading West through Warwick ...
Ken Strachan 02/07/2013
Contrasting styles at Warwick Parkway: the suits in the background pay close attention to the 15.16 to Marylebone; while the more casually dressed ...
Ken Strachan 02/07/2013

Chiltern Trains 68011 propels a Birmingham Moor Street to Marylebone service through Warwick on a gloomy 21st November 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018
The latest Freightliner livery doesn't seem to suit 66's as well as 70's - which, let's face it, need all the cosmetic assistance they can get. [see ...
Ken Strachan 13/05/2016
Chiltern DVT 82304 leads a Marylebone service seen passing Warwick at speed on a wet and gloomy 21st November 2018. The loco propelling the MkIII rake ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018
A CrossCountry Voyager bound for Reading passes through Warwick on 15th February 2010 ...
Michael Gibb 15/02/2010

Looking northwards from the footbridge at Hatton on a wet and gloomy 20th November 2018. Through the small arch of the road bridge the ...
Mark Bartlett 20/11/2018
A Newcastle to Southampton XC Voyager hurries through Hatton station heading for Leamington Spa on a wet 20th November 2018. Over on the right, in the ...
Mark Bartlett 20/11/2018





Dorridge station after dark, seen from 168 218 with a National Rail Chiltern Line service from Birmingham Snow Hill to London Marylebone, on 18th ...
David Bosher 18/03/2014
172334 has just terminated in Platform 3 at Dorridge with a service from Kidderminster on 21st November 2018. Earlier photos show a further platform, ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018
Chiltern 168218 runs through Dorridge station heading for Marylebone on 21st November 2018. The original station building is still in use on Platform ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018
Chiltern 165022, on a stopping service from Leamington Spa to Birmingham Moor Street, pulls away from Dorridge station on 21st November 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 21/11/2018


Solihull station forecourt looking lively on 31st October [see image 19012] ...
Ken Strachan 31/10/2015
A class 50 brings a Paddington - Hereford service into Solihull in April 1980. ...
Ian Dinmore /04/1980



Freight passing Tyseley. ...
Ewan Crawford //
'Firing retro rockets Captain': After a tiring day showing off by the turntable [see image 43592], Nunney Castle crawls into the new shed at ...
Ken Strachan 23/06/2013
From the Birmingham small ads: 'perfectly formed and restored chassis seeks compatible boiler, cylinders, wheelsets, etc. DIESELS NEED NOT APPLY. ...
Ken Strachan 23/06/2013
London Transport pannier tank L94 (originally GWR 7752) and Duchess of Sutherland 46233 (take my word for it) preparing to return to shed after ...
Ken Strachan 23/06/2013

Freightliner 66623 waits in the sidings opposite Small Heath station on 25 April 2018. A rake of ballast box wagons were behind the loco although it ...
John McIntyre 25/04/2018


Conventional wisdom tells you that Birmingham's Duddeston viaduct was built as a ploy to further the GWR's interests, and was neither completed, nor ...
Ken Strachan 10/06/2012