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Photos above by Steve Widdowson
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.

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

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The long reign of the "HST 125s" on the Cotswold line came to the end in April 2019 and the last one went out from Paddington on Sunday 18th May. But all is not yet lost as Cross Country continue to operate HSTs on the Birmingam to Bristol route and there is also the possible use of a shortened HST on the seaside trains at least between Bristol and Worcester. The first known such working occured on 4th August 2019 when Nos.43086 and 43181 worked train code No.2E42, the 14.39 to Worcester. Steve Widdowson took this lovely photograph against the backcloth of the historic Worcester Cathedral (and not so nice new bridge).

Following the receipt of more information the photographs of John Rumsey have been updated. The photograph on the left sets the scene at Worcester on 1st April 1965 before trees rendered this view unobtainable. John Rumsey Photograph Collection
The Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership has been established to anable local communities to work with the three train operating companies to improve the eighteen railway stations in the county.  Their web site is at www.wcrp.org.uk
A worthy aim indeed. (Andrew Smith).
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