Railways in Worcestershire

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Grid Reference: SO 889500
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.

This fascinating old photograph from the collection of Steve Widdowson was taken in 1884 and shows the new stone bridge which had replaced the original wooden one. Note the distant signal.

No.66015 at Abbotswood Junction

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.

Voyager unit at Abbotswood

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.

No.220014 at Abbotswood

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.

66758 at Abbotswood

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.

This photograph which was taken by Andrew Smith from the Abbotswood overbridge shows 5-car class 800 No.800027 coming off the line from Norton Junction with the 11.48 service from Worcester Foregate Street to Bristol on Friday 19th August 2024 [train code No.2R44]..
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