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Cotswold Line In The 30/50s (oxford-hereford)

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by IGIcoliver, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. IGIcoliver

    IGIcoliver New Member

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    Introduction

    Running through the picturesque North Cotswolds The Cotswold Line is a 86.3 mile long double track mainline between Oxford and Hereford. It is formed of Two railways, The Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton railway and the Worcester and Hereford railway. Both of which merged with Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway to create the west midland railway in 1860. This was then taken over by the Great western railway in 1863. The Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton railway featured/features lots of examples of Brunel designed architecture as he was chief engineer until a dispute between The great western and Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton railways led to him having to resign.

    Stations

    Oxford
    Yarnton Juction
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    Handborough
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    Combe Halt
    Finstock
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    Chalbury
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    Ascot-Under-Wychwood
    Shipton(For Burford)
    Kingham
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    Adlestrop (Made famous by a poem by Edward Thomas)
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    Morton-in-Marsh
    Blockly
    Chipping Campden
    Mickleton halt
    Honeybourne
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    Littleton and badsey
    Evesham
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    Fladbury
    Wyre Halt
    Pershore
    Stoulton
    Norton Junction
    Worcester Shrub Hill
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    Worcester forgate street
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    Broughton Halt
    Rushwick Halt
    Brandsford road
    Newland Halt
    Malvern Link
    Great Malvern
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    Malvern Wells
    Colwall
    Ledbury
    Ashperton
    Stoke Edith
    Withington
    Hereford (Barrs Court)
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    Possible Services
    Express/Semi fast from London to Hereford or Wolverhampton (From oxford) including the cathedrals Express.[​IMG]
    Local services along the route
    Freight along the whole route or from the various different rail lines and freight yards along the route
    Diverted expresses to and from Birmingham (Via Stratford)
    and various other services
    Possible Locos
    Almost all Types of GWR locos will have worked on this line at some point especially:
    Castle and Hall class on expresses
    28xx and 2884 clases on freights
    Hall,grange or various tank engines on local trains
    and in BR days various LMS or Standard locos on freights
    Era/s
    I think the best era to set the route in is either the 1930s for Gwr steam or 1950s for BR Steam and early diesel any earlier than these and there is not a lot of data and any later a lot of the line and architecture are no longer there. Therefore I think that if it should be made into a route it should be set somewhere in between these times to enable the most amount of flexibility.
     
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