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There are 9 pages of railways in this region.
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Bath Branch (Midland Railway)

An RSH 0-6-0T loco stands at then then southern terminus of the Bristol Suburban Railway at Bitton in May 1984 looking in a northerly direction. Now known as the Avon Valley Railway, the line has been extended south east to a station at Avon Riverside in 2004. [John McIntyre]

Berks and Hants Extension Railway

A distant shot of the DMU parked in the turnback siding at the western end on a Newbury race day. [Peter Todd]

Berks and Hants Railway

GBRf 66747 with a train of stone empties, westbound heading for the Somerset quarries through Hungerford on 17th May 2017. [Peter Todd]

Birmingham and Gloucester Railway

Bromsgrove station, 22nd May 2017. It looks like massive redevelopment has just taken place. [The station has been relocated further south -Ed]. [Alan Cormack]

Birmingham and Oxford Railway

View from a passing train of the closed, but immaculately maintained Abingdon branch, diverging away from the main line south of Oxford. Closed to passengers in 1963 it carried car traffic (MGBs and MG Midgets) until 1984. View from the north. [Bill Roberton]

Bradford Line (Frome, Yeovil and Weymouth Railway)

First Great Western 158798 near Bradford-on-Avon at 1337 hours on 10 December 2016 with a Portsmouth Harbour - Cardiff Central service. [Peter Todd]

Bristol and Exeter Railway

47847 calls at Exeter St Davids platform 5 on 31 May 2002 with the 0941 Plymouth - Edinburgh. The locomotive is carrying dual nameplates - on this side 'Brian Morrison' with 'Railway World Magazine' on the other. In 2017 this loco is still main line registered, with the Rail Operations Group. [Ian Dinmore]

List of locations in this area

Abingdon Junction Ashchurch Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Avon Riverside Avoncliff Avoncliffe Aynho Aynho Junction 

Banbury Banbury Shed Barnt Green Bath Green Park Bedwyn Bitton Blackwell Bleadon and Uphill Bradford-on-Avon Bristol Temple Meads Bromsgrove Bromsgrove [1st] 

Cheltenham Spa Cowley Bridge Junction Crofton Cropredy 

Exeter St Davids 


Gloucester Eastgate 

Halesowen Junction Hatton Highbridge and Burnham Hungerford 

Kings Sutton 

Leamington Spa Lickey Incline Limpley Stoke 

Nailsea and Blackwell 


Parson Street 

Solihull Stoke Canon 

Taunton Thatcham Tiverton Junction Tiverton Parkway Tredington Crossing Tyseley 

Uphill Junction 

Warwick Warwick Parkway Woodborough Worle Junction