Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway

Introduction

This line runs north west from Oxford to Worcester and then north to Wolverhampton.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.





A platform with a yellow 'keep back' line, a shelter, bins, a disused platform, a wheelchair ramp, bins, what more could you want? Oh, trains, I ...
Ken Strachan 04/05/2018
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Traditional running in board at Charlbury in the Cotswolds in August 2018. The line has been re-doubled and has a second platform provided.
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John Yellowlees 04/08/2018
A Worcester bound 125 sets off from Charlbury. The train is heading away from the camera. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009
Charlbury looking to Worcester. Some works can be seen on the left for the re-doubling of the line. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009
No hurry. Waiting for a train at Charlbury - September 1985. ...
Ian Dinmore /09/1985
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Not down there you won't. There is a conflict between the 'Men at Work' sign and the overgrown and padlocked gate, which could conceivably lead to a ...
Ken Strachan 07/07/2019
Mechanical signal boxes are disappearing fast - time to photograph them in their final conditions! This box has an interesting little dip over the ...
Ken Strachan 07/07/2019
Coal merchants' yards have always been located adjacent to railway stations. Departures from tradition in this case include diversification into ...
Ken Strachan 07/07/2019
Nothing stops at Ascott at weekends. Here is a London-bound class 800 about to prove this point. Notice the characterful signal box. ...
Ken Strachan 07/07/2019
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Shipton station, at Shipton-under-Wychwood. The view looks towards Oxford. This station is on the double track Ascott-under-Wychwood to ...
Ewan Crawford 06/09/2009
HST 43022 leads the 17.05 First Great Western service to London Paddington into Shipton Station. The HST stop board is some 130m distance beyond the ...
David Pesterfield 29/04/2010
The rear two coaches only of the 17.05 HST service for London at the platform at Shipton Station on 29 April. The HST stop board is some 130m distance ...
David Pesterfield 29/04/2010
Shipton Station on the Cotswold Line looking along the up platform towards Oxford, with modern waiting shelter and platform bench incorporating the ...
David Pesterfield 17/04/2010
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A 125 prepares to call at Kingham. This station once had four platforms, a locomotive shed and three junctions connecting to the Cheltenham to Banbury ...
Ewan Crawford 12/04/2008
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The station nameboard and a bench (with GWR scrollwork) from Adlestrop station in use in the village bus shelter on 4 March 2014, some distance from ...
John McIntyre 04/03/2014
There was not much to see as far as the former Adlestrop station was concerned when it was visited on 4 March 2014. The degraded remains of the ...
John McIntyre 04/03/2014
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Snow and solitude, in that quiet time between Christmas and New Year. The railways were much easier to use than many roads on this day. ...
Ken Strachan 28/12/2017
A London bound HST arrives at Moreton-in-Marsh on 3rd March 2014. ...
John McIntyre 03/03/2014
An up First Great Western 'Thames Turbo' DMU accelerates past the signal box at Moreton-in-Marsh on 23rd May 2015 on its way to Paddington. See image ...
Ken Strachan 23/05/2015
Platform scene at Moreton-in-Marsh on 27 February with First Great Western 180106 running north into the station on a service to Hereford. ...
Peter Todd 27/02/2015
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The 12.30 off Moreton-in-the-Marsh to Hereford accelerates through a distinctly autumnal landscape at Aston Magna (south of the former Blockley ...
Ken Strachan 24/12/2017
180108 heads to Paddington from Great Malvern on 3 March 2014 passing the site of Blockley station (closed January 1966). Off to the left is the ...
John McIntyre 03/03/2014
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A First Great Westen HST bound for London Paddington passes the site of Chipping Campden station (closed 1966) between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh on ...
John McIntyre 03/03/2014
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The remains of Honeybourne station in 1985. The station reopened that year having previously lost its passenger service in May 1969. ...
Colin Miller //1985
A First Great Western service pauses on its way west at Honeybourne and the guard takes the air. The view looks towards Oxford. The arch crosses over ...
Ewan Crawford 05/09/2009
Looking to Oxford at Honeybourne. The line to the left serves the nearby MOD establishment. The line to the right is the Oxford, Worcester and ...
Ewan Crawford 05/09/2009
Honeybourne looking to Worcester. The disused island platform divides the OWW on the left from the connection to the GWR route from Cheltenham to ...
Ewan Crawford 05/09/2009
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Evesham station looking east on a dull 21 September 2011. The track has been redoubled to both Worcester in the west and Moreton-in-Marsh to the east. ...
John McIntyre 21/09/2011
Approaching Evesham station from the south. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/07/2003
The Worcester platform building at Evesham station on a hot summer Saturday in July 2014 - a well kept station, but with a sparse train service. ...
Ken Strachan 26/07/2014
Hymek D7097 leaves Evesham on a Hereford to Paddington working on a summer evening in 1972. I had just travelled from Worcester behind the ...
Mark Bartlett //1972
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Something old, something new, something blue... and I'm sure they've borrowed something somewhere! Basic but effective facilities at a sunny Pershore ...
Ken Strachan 26/07/2014
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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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Birmingham and Gloucester 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.
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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
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Here is the stabled Class 172 that caused the HST to recess (see image 69380.) The latest Midlands franchises have very rich colour schemes - gold ...
Ken Strachan 28/05/2019
The platform 2 waiting rooms at Shrub Hill, in all their glory, in mellow dusk light in June 2018. see image 66165 ...
Ken Strachan 09/06/2018
Well, I'll never go to Great Malvern again. 43162 ponders the shortening of its journey before being recessed into a loop at Worcester on the last day ...
Ken Strachan 18/05/2019
This plaque tells you everything you could possibly want to know about the recently restored waiting room on Platform 2 at Worcester Shrub Hill. see ...
Ken Strachan 09/06/2018
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Aproaching Droitwich from the junction to the north. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Semaphore signals and manual boxes - enjoy them while you can. A class 170 heads for Bromsgrove at Droitwich on 30 March 2015 see image 7088. ...
Ken Strachan 30/03/2015
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Hartlebury station and box looking north. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/07/2006
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172334 was brand new when I took this picture at Kidderminster in 2016; so it provides a nice counterpoint to the very large Victorian goods shed in ...
Ken Strachan 09/04/2016
Looking South at Kidderminster on a Saturday evening in September 2012. The class 172, the station footbridge and the colour light signals are all ...
Ken Strachan 22/09/2012
London Midland unit 172340 operates the 17.58 service to Worcester Shrub Hill at Kidderminster on 22nd September 2012. More pasengers than usual due ...
Ken Strachan 22/09/2012
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Opened in 1852 by the Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway (and originally named Churchill & Blakedown) the once rural Blakedown is now an ...
Ian Dinmore //1982
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Conventional (but soon to be replaced) stock at Stourbridge Junction as 3-car Sprinter 150015 calls on a London Midland service to Dorridge via Snow ...
Mark Bartlett 08/06/2011
The Parry People Mover Class 139 arrives at Stourbridge Junction passing over the now little used connection to the main line as seen from the end of ...
Mark Bartlett 08/06/2011
Parry People Mover 139001 waits for connecting passengers at Stourbridge Junction. Behind the unit one of the smaller traction depots on the mainline ...
Mark Bartlett 08/06/2011
Train for Stourbridge Town stands at Stourbridge Junction during demolition of the canopy in 1974. ...
Ian Dinmore //1974
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The view of Priestfield tram stop from the second best seat in the house. ...
John Yellowlees 18/09/2016
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The former Wolverhampton Low Level station, seen here in September 2016 in use as a hotel. See image 20285 [Ref query 3348] ...
John Yellowlees 18/09/2016
Looks like the last train left a lot less than 44 years ago! ...
John Yellowlees 18/09/2016
This pub sign is more faithful to the original than many I could name. The pub is equidistant from Wolverhampton High and Low Level stations and is ...
Ken Strachan 16/03/2014
Wolverhampton Low Level, unloved and abandoned with a road driven through its east end, in 2003. But plans were afoot and the site was surrounded by ...
Ewan Crawford 03/07/2003
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This was an exchange station immediately south of Bushbury Junction opened by the London and North Western Railway on the former Grand Junction Railway where it was met by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway.
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Grand Junction Railway