Abbotswood (or Abbot's Wood) Junction is south west of Norton Junction (Norton Halt) between there and Wadborough. The junction was created when the Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway line was completed in 1850 and made a connection to the Bristol & Gloucester Railway.
One of the few scheduled freight trains to pass through Worcester in the 2010/11 winter timetable were those from Margam to Round Oak and their return workings. EWS livery Class 66 diesel locomotive No.66015 has just joined the former Birmingham and Gloucester Railway. Signal No.G95 on the left hand side controls entry to the line to Worcester. On Saturday 5th March 2011 the train which was scheduled to leave Round Oak at 14:28 was to time and as scheduled followed the Great Malvern to Weymouth First Great Western service. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith.
Class 220 'Voyager' four-car diesel multiple unit No.220010 in Cross Country Trains livery with the 09:43 from Penzance to Manchester on 5th March 2011. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith.
Cross Country Trains operated class 220 'Voyager' four-car diesel multiple unit No.220014 with the 07:23 service from Dundee to Plymouth on 28th April 2011. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith.
Arriva livery two-car diesel multiple unit No.150285 glides past milepost 69 at Abbotswood, working the 12.51 Great Malvern to Weymouth service, on Monday 6th June 2011. Photograph taken by Adrian Booth.
GBRf livery class 66 diesel locomotive No.66758 photographed by Andrew Smith approaching Abbotswood Junction with the 09.16 infrastruture train from Westbury to Cliff Hill Stud Farm (Leicestershire) on Tuesday 10th March 2015.