The oswestry cambrian railway station shown on a 1. Photo albums album railway oswnpo51688 oswestry railway shed workers c1950. Rome2rio makes travelling from oswestry to reading easy. It is the nearest station to the town of oswestry gobowen station is 17 3. Initially the station was served by trains on the cambrian main line running to whitchurch and through oswestry to welshpool and beyond, but in 1895 the great central railway opened a line for. The building is unusual, in that the station was extended between 1899 and 1903 by the construction of a new floor underneath the original station building. May 25, 2016 ex cambriangwr railway line llynclys to oswestry january 1965 with oswestry station. Oswestry, ellesmere and whitchurch railway wikipedia. Train stations oswestry recommended oswestry train stations. Find all the transport options for your trip from oswestry to reading right here.
It crossed the walesengland border and continued up the tanat valley, terminating at llangynog in powys. Oswestry trains, for trains in oswestry, shropshire, uk. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you selected. Oct 29, 2008 oswestry s goods yard was redeveloped into a bus station and eventually a supermarket. Train tickets from london to gobowen can start from as little as. A tall signal on the tracks at the back of the station. Old railway station is a grade ii listed building in oswestry, shropshire, england. Cambrian heritage railways oswestry 2020 all you need. Read and share your memories of oswestry itself or of a particular photo of oswestry. Oswestry station was the headquarters of the cambrian railways an organisation that ran over 300. Oswestry railway station is a grade ii listed heritage railway station in oswestry, shropshire, england.
Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Oswestry was a railway town from the 1860s until passenger services ended in 1966, though quarry trains ran until 1988. Oswestry railway station and cambrian railways head office c. Select an option below to see stepbystep directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in rome2rios travel planner. We are the cambrian railways society, based in the welshborder market town of oswestry. The station opened on 2 september 1858 by the lnwrbacked crewe and shrewsbury railway. The new company was formed by amalgamating most of the existing railway companies in mid wales.
Securing the restoration of the cambrian railways in order to preserve the unique railway heritage of oswestry and to provide a visitor attraction of national significance. Units at gobowen train station have been vacant for many years. Feb 08, 2018 units at gobowen train station have been vacant for many years. There are 5 ways to get from london to oswestry by train, bus or car. Cambrian heritage railways limited, old station building, oswald road, oswestry, shropshire, sy11 1re. The cambrian railways society ltd, oswestry, shropshire. Whittington castle in nearby whittington, shelf bank and the cambrian railway museum located near the former railway station. Shrewsbury railway station was originally built in october 1848 for the countys first railway the shrewsbury to chester line. The train ran via chester liverpool road and wrexham central running nonstop between the latter place and oswestry using the ellesmere west curve. The first connection to oswestry was made from the south by the oswestry and newtown railway, which operated its first train on 1 may 1860.
The station was formerly known as shrewsbury general and is the only remaining railway station in the town. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Oswestry transport museum oswestry museum opening times and. Oswald road east side 1491 old railway station formerly listed as 21. Cambrian heritage railway penydyffryn hotel is ideally located for railway enthusiasts.
On completion, the cr station would complete the mainline for the london and north western railway, from whitchurch on the crewe and shrewsbury railway, to welshpool in midwales. It is the second busiest station in wrexham in terms of passenger journeys, after the mainline station, wrexham general. The cambrian railways company was created on 25 july 1864 when the cambrian railways act received royal assent. The town was the administrative headquarters of the borough of oswestry until that was abolished under local government reorganisation with effect from 1 april 2009. Oswestry railway landmark is returned shropshire star. To the right of the station can be seen the lines of the cambrian railway. Photo albums album gobowen oswnpg13 gobowen how it got its name. It ran westwards from llanyblodwel in shropshire, about 5 miles or 8 km southwest of oswestry. Cambrian heritage railway oswestry penydyffryn hotel. Plan to restore gobowen train station building shropshire star. The station has a ticket office open from monday through to saturday this office is run by severn dee travel. In 1900 a through summer service between the manchester and the cambrian coast was introduced by the cr.
Jan 24, 20 great shots can still be found in defunct railway sidings and scrapyards around the country. I worked for awhile in oswestry as a teenager wiring the telephone exchange up with a team. Old railway station, oswestry 67339 historic england. Penydyffryn hotel is ideally located for railway enthusiasts.
The other facilities at the gwr station include cattle pens, a coal depot, a weighing machine and a goods shed. Cambrian heritage railways also operates the cambrian railways museum in the oswestry railway station s former goods depot. It is at the junction of the a5, a483 and a495 roads. Ellesmere model railway club based in ellesmere, north shropshire near the north wales border, ellesmere model railway club emrc is a happy band of friends who meet on tuesday daytimes from 10 am to 4 pm at cockshutt millennium hall, cockshutt ellesmere, shropshire sy12 0jq on the a528 shrewsbury road. Trains in oswestry, shropshire travelling from one area to another can be hard if you dont know the latest timetable news, so if you. Bbc shropshire history the rise and rise of a railway town. The first connection to the station was made from the south by the oswestry and newtown railway, which operated its first train on 1 may 1860. This 4 bed freehold semidetached house is located at appledore, station road, whittington, oswestry sy11 4bq. A central portion is now closed and the northern part, south of oswestry, no longer sees regular traffic but heritage railway use. The town had two stations the cambrian railways station which still stands on oswald rd. Apart from easy access to several local steam railways, see list below, oswestry itself was a railway town from the 1860s until passenger services ended in 1966, although occasional quarry trains ran until 1988. Oswestry to reading 3 ways to travel via train, line 70. Displays include photographs, signs, lamps, signal box fittings and artefacts related to the history of the cambrian heritage railways.
Initially the station was served by trains on the cambrian main line running to whitchurch and through oswestry to welshpool and beyond, but in. Original company, shrewsbury, oswestry and chester junction railway. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book. We stayed in lodgingsin the week in town, not far from.
Contents and graphics copyright cambrian heritage railways unless. This accommodated a branch line to gobowen, where it connected to the the main shrewsbury to chester line. On saturday there were trains and there was one train in the down direction on sunday. As well as the heritage only lines, the national lines of shropshire witness a regular number of special charter trains with heritage diesel and steam locomotives and historic carriage stock in operation. The railway arrived in oswestry with the opening of a station on gobowen road. Railways limited, old station building, oswald road, oswestry, shropshire, sy11. The chr have a second operating base at oswestry railway station, with a small collection of locos and rolling stock. The station is at the junction of the wolverhampton to shrewsbury line, shrewsbury to chester line, the welsh marches line between cardiff and. Oswestry railway station is a heritage railway station in oswestry, shropshire, england. Gobowen railway station is a railway station on the shrewsbury to chester line of the former great western railway s london paddington to birkenhead woodside via birmingham snow hill line, serving the village of gobowen in shropshire, england. London to oswestry 5 ways to travel via train, line 70 bus.
Ellesmere train stations history in spotlight shropshire star. The southern portion of this line forms part of the railway to aberystwyth and welsh coast. Shropshire history the rise and rise of a railway town. London to oswestry 5 ways to travel via train, line 70. Great shots can still be found in defunct railway sidings and scrapyards around the country. It was closed when passenger services were withdrawn in 1966.
It is on the shrewsbury to chester line, which is part of the former great western railway mainline route from london paddington to birkenhead woodside which lasted until 1967. Ex cambrian railway line llynclys to oswestry january 1965. Property details for appledore station road whittington. It opened in 1904, providing access to a fairly remote area, and transport facilities for. A large station building had been built in 1866 which also acted as the cambrian railway headquarters. The former was closed as a result of the beeching axe in. Oswestry station was the headquarters of the cambrian railways a group that ran over 300 miles of track from wrexham to whitchurch in the east, to aberystwyth and pwllheli in the west and brecon to the south.
The shuttle service was operated by an auto train there being no runaround facilities at tinkers green. On the main line the summer timetable for 1949 showed 12 down trains on mondaytofriday. The station, known as oswestry gwr, opened on gobowen road and accommodated the branch line, linking oswestry with the main line at. Shrewsbury abbey, as well as other small stations around the town, having long closed shrewsbury railway station was originally built in october 1848 for the countys first railway the shrewsbury to chester line. Gobowen railway station is a railway station on the shrewsbury to chester line of the former. Buy the history of oswestry by cathrall, william isbn. Oswestry to reading 3 ways to travel via train, line 70 bus. It is at the junction of the a5, a483, and a495 roads. After a legal tussle between the two competing companies, lnwr and gwr, parliament authorised building the crlnwr sponsored line to whitchurch in august 1861, driven by the need to regenerate ellesmere. At that time there was only one platform which was located on the west side of the line. The architect was thomas mainwaring penson of oswestry. Cambrian heritage railways oswestry 2020 all you need to. Railway oswnpo51688 oswestry railway shed workers c1950.
Malthurst oswestry, beatrice street, oswestry by moneybox corporation. Cambrian heritage railways oswald road, sy11 1re oswestry rated 4. Mar 30, 2015 initially the station was served by trains on the cambrian main line running to whitchurch and through oswestry to welshpool and beyond, but in 1895 the great central railway opened a line for. The station building today is used as commercial premises. The town is famous for its high number of public houses per head of population.
Oswestry to york 4 ways to travel via train, bus, and car. The oswestry station building trust has submitted an application for change of use and to make alterations to the gradetwo listed. Since the crs and crt joined forces back in 200910 work has been progressing on transforming the station area in oswestry into an area the chr can be proud of, allowing services to be extended and improving the look of the site for visitors and locals alike. The service was publicised on posters at oswestry station. Reopening of old shropshire railway remains on right track. Oswestry a local history author john prycejones llanforda press isbn 0951716247 a book based upon articles written by the author for local oswestry newspapers.
Ex cambriangwr railway line llynclys to oswestry january 1965 with oswestry station. The town was the administrative headquarters of the borough of oswestry until that was abolished under local government reorganisation with. It was once the junction for the cambrian railways oswestry, ellesmere and whitchurch railway line to oswestry and welshpool the former cambrian mainline to aberystwyth, and the whitchurch and tattenhall railway. Oswestry photos, maps, books, memories francis frith. Wilkinson oswestry, new street, oswestry by infocash. You can take a train from oswestry to york via gobowen, rowan close, gobowen, chester, and newtonlewillows in around 4h 40m. Open since 1848 the station building is grade ii listed, and daily services are operated by arriva trains. List your trains business on the oswestry train stations directory today. Ruabon railway station is a combined rail and bus interchange serving ruabon in wrexham, wales. Campaigners successfully managed to ensure the line survived the building of the oswestry bypass in the 1980s. The tanat valley light railway tvlr was a 15mile 24 km long standard gauge light railway. One of the landmarks of oswestry s historic railway station has been put back in its rightful place. Gobowen train station is the local train station for the village of gobowen and the town of oswestry.530 1120 1579 823 459 323 853 697 724 1655 361 1274 741 1246 908 842 974 354 287 887 59 143 654 1127 810 1331 12 943 1076 1496 1133 890 90 1605 367 758 256 1417 1335 1087 1014 856 999 950