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News roundup from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Cotswold Steam Celebration may now have passed, which broke records for a Steam Gala on the railway (the Sunday saw 1,800 passengers - an all time record for one day on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway) but there is still plenty to enjoy over the summer.

Thomas the Tank Engine

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP given update on Swindon-Kemble track doubling works

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds, has been given an update on the Swindon to Kemble track doubling works.

"Cheltenham" at Cheltenham: Steam Loco united with School for the first time in 79 years

Southern Railway Schools class locomotive visits Cheltenham for Cotswold Steam Celebration. Cheltenham College staff and pupils to meet ‘their' engine for first time

On Thursday 16th May at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's

Cheltenham Racecourse station, a piece of missing history from Cheltenham College will be repaired.

Back to the Forties on the GWR on 27th and 28th April

Visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway this weekend (27/28 April)
and you could be forgiven for thinking that you had slipped back 70 years

‘Wartime in the Cotswolds' on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Trip back to the 1940s on rail and air, as a wartime Dakota flies by

Wartime returns to the Cotswolds on the GWR

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is running its first-ever ‘War in

the Cotswolds' event on the railway, Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April 2013.

It's a time for visitors to carry their identity cards, ration books and
dress up in 1940s style for this special event.

Major award for Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR), which runs heritage train

services between Cheltenham Racecourse and Winchcombe, Toddington and
Laverton has received another major accolade, in the Heritage Railway
Association awards 2012.

It has won the Peter Manisty Award for ‘outstanding contribution to railway

Kemble upgrades on track

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Member of Parliament for the Cotswolds, has welcomed news that much needed upgrade work is going ahead at Kemble Station.

The one million pound special on the GWR!

Special trains to re-open the full length of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on Tuesday 30 October - Railway 12-miles long for the first time - first train between Cheltenham and Laverton since 1979 = GWR volunteers celebrate £1 million appeal success

After nearly three years of serious disruptions to its services because of

Thomas's 'boiler-ache' brings joy for hundreds of families

A minor problem with the boiler on Thomas the Tank Engine at the

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's <http://www.gwsr.com/> 'Days out
with Thomas' last weekend (22-23 September) meant that the little blue
engine was confined to Winchcombe station and unable to pull the
railway's seven-coach trains to and from Cheltenham Racecourse.

GWR's £1 million emergency appeal reached, thanks to anonymous donor

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has passed the £1 million mark in its Emergency Appeal, launched three years ago to fund the cost of repairing major embankment collapses at both Gotherington and just north of Winchcombe.

The landmark was passed thanks to a £7,000 donation from an anonymous benefactor who simply asked how much was needed to complete the appeal.

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