Growler Group AGM – Sunday 8th April

The Group’s AGM will be held on Sunday 8th April in the meeting room at the rear of the Flag and Whistle cafe at Toddington Station (known as ‘The Boardroom’), commencing at 11:00.

All members are welcome and indeed encouraged to attend. It is your Group and it’s a great opportunity to meet the committee, ask questions and find out what is happening.

This is the re-arranged AGM postponed from 2nd March.

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D6948 works the first diesel-hauled train to Broadway

Wednesday 21st March was a memorable day for the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway when the  first passenger carrying trains were operated to the newly opened Broadway station. 4 special trains were run from Winchcombe and Toddington and along the new extension to Broadway, the 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 departures from Toddington being steam hauled and the 16:00 diesel hauled by D6948, chosen because of its steam heat capability. This marked several ‘firsts’ – the first diesel hauled passenger train ever to call at Broadway station (it was closed in 1960), and the first diesel hauled passenger train to work along the GWR’s new extension into Broadway station.

As a way of commemorating the event, the loco carried the head codes of the ‘The Cornishman’ which ran over the line from 1952 to 1962, 1C33 09:00 Wolverhampton Low Level-Penzance and 1H32 10:30 Penzance-Wolverhampton Low Level.

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Growler Group AGM

The Group’s AGM will be held on Sunday 4th March commencing at 11:00 at Toddington Village Hall. Directions to the Hall can be found here: http://toddingtonvillagehall.org/location.htm

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE to that advised in the Growler magazine.

All members are welcome and indeed encouraged to attend. It is your Group and it’s a great opportunity to meet the committee, ask questions and find out what is happening.

D6948 to work first passenger trains to Broadway in March

The first passenger trains on the newly re-opened GWR extension to its Broadway terminus will be operating on the 21st and 22nd March. These special trains will be reserved for Volunteers and Shareholders only and we are very pleased to say that D6948 will be operating the last service on each day as follows:

1Z26 16:00 Toddington-Winchcombe (15:20 from Broadway)
1Z26 16:30 Winchcombe-Broadway
1Z28 17:20 Broadway-Toddington

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