• 30 volunteers construct a play area for local children and a seating area • Focus on a sustainable approach with the use of recycled wooden sleepers
• Mixed Traction extravaganza for GWR Autumn Showcase, 28-29 October 2023 • Sights and sounds of heritage traction over 14 miles in the Cotswolds • Home locomotive fleet to operate intensive two-day timetable over weekend
• Six weeks to go until antique expert Paul Atterbury attends valuation event • Visitors invited to bring Steam & Diesel era railwayana along to be valued • Three valuers and railwayana trade stalls are all set to steam into Lifford Hall
• Christian is an award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport • Author of a series of books on railway history including 'Cathedrals of Steam' • Due to attend GWR book festival from 12:30pm on Saturday 23rd September
• New Broadway station shop officially opened during GWR’s summer diesel ga-la • Shop opening attended by Pete Waterman, GWSR PLC President • Shop opened by Richard Johnson, GWSR PLC Chairman, and Julia Harwood, Shop Manager
• Pete Waterman, GWSR Plc President, visits Summer Heritage Diesel Gala • Waterman Railways Type 2 locomotive top performer at Gala • Pete Waterman lends support to GWR Trust’s Stanway Viaduct appeal
• Resident steam locomotives to haul named trains on 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th August • Memories & nostalgia of summer holiday train journeys to the seaside
• Michael travels from Broadway to Cheltenham behind Class 47 diesel No. 47105 • Series 14 of popular documentary series returns to BBC 2 and visits The Cotswolds • Latest 15-episode series being broadcast nightly from Monday to Friday at 18.30
• Arrival of visiting Sulzer Type 2 / British Rail Class 25 Diesel No. D7659 • Intensive and action-packed timetable for heritage diesel gala, 7-9 July 2023 • A host of exhibitors and traders all set to take part in three-day weekend
• Books at the ready for Saturday 23rd September at Winchcombe station • Popular authors and resident writers to attend exciting literary event • Book signings and children’s book readings scheduled throughout the day
Heritage railways across the country, including the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR), are joining forces again this summer to raise awareness of their importance as a tourism destination, educating and telling the story of Britain’s railways whilst also providing local jobs and volunteer community engagement.
• English Electric Type 3 / British Rail Class 37 diesel No. 37215 hits 25 years • Class 37’s first test run between Toddington & Gotherington on 5th July 1998 • Locomotive launched into preservation service on 25th September 1998
• ‘Coronation Cards’ entitle visitors to special offers at participating venues • Special offers at four of Broadway’s top tourist attractions until 30th June • Visit all four attractions for a chance to win a luxury weekend stay
• Relax with a pint of real ale or cider while watching all the action on the rails • Enhanced timetable with both steam and diesel traction in service at the event • Real ale bars at Winchcombe & Toddington with up to 28 ales and 8 ciders
• Antiques Roadshow expert Paul Atterbury to attend special valuation event • Visitors invited to bring Steam & Diesel era railwayana along to be valued • Special event organised by Broadway Museum & Art Gallery and the GWSR
• Sulzer Type 2 / British Rail Class 25 Diesel D7659 to visit the Cotswolds • A ‘Rat’ load of fun for the GWR summer heritage gala, 7-9 July 2023 • Class 25 joins GWR’s home diesel fleet for intensive three-day weekend
• Southern steam to delight visitors to the Cotswolds between 16th & 18th May • Visiting SR ‘U’ Class 2-6-0 Mogul locomotive No. 31806 to join the fun • Southern Region company for Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 locomotive No. 35006
• Home diesel fleet to double-head and top ‘n’ tail Sunday train services • 47105 & 47376 to ‘Brush Up’ together on 7th May & 3rd September • D6948 & 37215 to bring the ‘Full English Electric’ experience on 6th August
• Diesel extravaganza for the GWR summer heritage gala, 7-9 July 2023 • Sights and sounds of 60-year-old traction over 14 miles in the Cotswolds • Guest locomotive & home fleet to operate intensive three-day timetable
• Maunsell SR ‘U’ Class 2-6-0 Mogul No. 31806 to visit the Cotswolds • ‘U-Boat’ action for the Cotswold Festival of Steam, 12-14 May 2023 • Sole surviving ‘K’ Class rebuild and currently the only operational ‘U’ Class
• Event encouraged closer working relationships with the local community • Railway presentation given by GWSR PLC Chairman, Richard Johnson • Guests enjoyed First Class travel hauled by visiting ‘Standard’ No. 75014
· BR Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 Mogul No. 78019 to visit the Cotswolds · ‘Mickey Mouse’ fun for the Cotswold Festival of Steam, 12-14 May 2023 · Versatile and popular mixed traffic locomotive to delight visitors.
- 15 arch 656ft long structure suffering from the effects of water penetration. - Essential work required to halt deterioration & to ensure ongoing preservation.
· Pendennis Castle 4079 to run alongside Foremarke Hall 7903 (‘dressed’ as 6999) · Remembering 9th May 1964 celebration of City of Truro’s 100mph run in 1904 · 2023 marks 100 years since the first ‘Castle’ Class took to the rails
• A recreation of the ‘Cambrian Coast Express’ to delight visitors. • 75014 & 7820 both worked from Shrewsbury shed between 1963 & 1966.
• Hall 7903, Class 37 D6948 & Class 117 operating in resplendent BR Green • Memories & nostalgia of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ on Sunday 11th June 2023 • Excellent photo opportunities with the sounds & sights of steam & diesel
• Class 21 ‘Pug’ steam tank locomotive to visit the Cotswolds • A shunting stalwart for the Cotswold Festival of Steam, 12-14 May 2023 • Daily passenger workings from Toddington to Winchcombe and back
• GWSR and Museum win ‘Heritage Railway Interpretation Award’ • Award for ‘Journey through Steam’ exhibition in Broadway Museum & Art Gallery • Exhibition extended until November • GWSR shortlisted for three additional Heritage Railway Association awards.
• Bridge 32 at Prescott undergoes repairs • Railway’s steel bridges “showing their age” • Train services resume 4th March.
• Castle class steam locomotive Pendennis Castle visits the Cotswolds • Engine to be star of the Cotswold Festival of Steam, 12-14 May 2023 • The engine that beat Flying Scotsman hands-down in trials
• Cheques totalling £22,500 boost preservation projects • Model maker Dapol supports Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd and GWSR • 500 limited-edition ‘00’ gauge models of the real thing
• Special steam trains run for Cheltenham Festival 14-17 March 2023 • Trains run by Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway volunteers
• Standard class 4 4-6-0 no. 75014 Braveheart on three-month visit • 75014 to star in Cotswold Festival of Steam, 12-14 May 2023
Comfy seats that line up with windows, varnished wood panelling, maybe even your own compartment, travel in comfort as you watch the scenery roll by. Our fleet of BR Mk1 coaches are around 60-70 years old and take you back to a more refined style of travel.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) is working with Broadway Museum and Art Gallery to produce a temporary (5th November 2022 to May 2023) exhibition called ‘Journey through Steam’, tracing the history of the Stratford-upon-Avon to Cheltenham railway which passed through Broadway.
Coal – or the potential lack of it – is focusing the minds of heritage railways and other heritage users across the UK and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is no exception.