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The first quarter of 2018 saw many changes to services in the county.
Most noticeable was the botched introduction of class 800 units to the Cotswold line services. Great Western Railway's introduction of these new units and the removal of all class 180s and, as they came off lease, the class 43 HSTs caused dozens of train cancellations reminiscent of the problems caused in 1963/64 by the changeover from steam to diesel and the later replacement of the Hymeks by underpowered class 31 diesel electric locomotives.
The two-hourly south coast to Malvern trains saw all the class 150 units replaced by more powerful class 166s.
Elsewhere the continued decline of freight traffic reduced the daytime photograph possibilities to the Round Oak and Corby to Margam and Daventry to Wentloog trains.  All these trains were southbound. No daytime northbound freight trains rans except for nuclear waste trains.

On a brighter note the new train station at Broadway was opened.  To celebrate the event to CLPG is organising a special service as below.  Please support this worthwhile cause.
This site about the railways of Worcestershire is the work of the Malvern Industrial Archaeology Circle (MIAC), formed by members of the Worcester Locomotive Society. For over 40 years we have been documenting the railways of Britain and overseas. An increasing number of individuals and commercial concerns are also making information and photographs available.

You are welcome to download information and photographs for your own use but please respect the rights of the copyright owners. Where copyright is held by the MIAC we will gladly consider requests for the use of our photographs. If you have any material that you wish to see on this site or wish to donate we would be delighted to hear from you.

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This site uses the boundaries of Worcestershire as they were in 1900.

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Looking for Worcestershire Railwayana - then try www.gwra.co.uk

Other Sites:

Class 66 diesel locomotives: Class 66 Locos

Class 67 diesel locomotives: Class 67 Locos


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