Railway exhibition marking 60 years since the line closure at Tetbury

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April 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the closure of the Tetbury to Kemble railway line, closed like many others by Dr Beeching.

An exhibition marking the event was held at the Tetbury Goods Shed showing information about the railway.

Tetbury Goods Shed with new Canopy
Tetbury Goods Shed

There was an O gauge model of Tetbury station and the goods shed. All that now remains of the original railway is the goods shed.

Below are some photos I took at the exhibition, primarily of the model railway that looked to be a popular exhibit.

One of the old diesel railbuses that were used on this line after the steam engines stopped running can be found at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway.

There were trains running on this model, I managed to not get any in shot as they weren’t running all the and I hadn’t planned on writing about it!

0 Gauge railway model of Tetbury Station
Engine shed with water tank

0 Gauge railway model of Tetbury Station
Goods shed in the foreground, the station is at the far end

 

Model of the railway at Tetbury

The existing goods shed is top left

This is an interesting poster as it was originally intended to link the line at Nailsworth to Tetbury.

Newspaper cutting calling for a meeting about extending the railway between Nailsworth and Tetbury

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