Mon 30th July 2012
Alan Bielby talked about Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.
Alan introduced us to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway based at Toddington which was started in 1981 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers.
Since its beginning they have re-laid 10 miles of track, reconstructed or refurbished station buildings and restored platforms.
Today the track runs southwards via Winchcombe station to the outskirts of Cheltenham, terminating at the racecourse. They are now extending the line northwards from Toddington to Laverton and Broadway.
Alan told us about the costs involved and of the financial setbacks endured because of collapsing embankments. He seemed unphased with the challenge of raising about