The first of the twin primary objectives of our Trust is to provide museum type facilities on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) whilst the other is to develop an archive of railway photographs that is worldwide in scope. The pictures below link the two aspects. At this point as Toddington is our home base, it is appropriate to offer a brief history of the restoration of the line that runs through here since its closure by British Rail which can be accessed by clicking on the GWR History button in the drop down menu under Museum above.

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Toddington - December 1979 Toddington - June 1981

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We were formed in the summer of 2000 by a group of long standing members of the GWR to acquire, restore & make available for public display (primarily on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington), artefacts of historical significance or public interest in a wide variety of areas of from small packaging containers through to vintage railway coaches; and similarly to acquire photographic collections of general interest, archiving them digitally & making these available to the public through exhibitions, slide shows, digital copies, and ultimately via the Internet. There is a separate website to cover the worldwide photographic archive whilst this site is limited to pictures of the Stratford to Cheltenham route both past & present; plus scenes on other heritage railways. A railway document archive and one for audio recordings will also be developed here


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