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The GWR WebRing is for all sites related to the Great Western Railway (UK, absorbed pre-grouping companies and BR Western Region. Both prototype and modelling sites are welcome. All GWR related websites are welcome, subject to quliafication to the conditions laid down on the Ringmaster Site.

 

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   Roy's Rail Page Preview Go
A rapidly developing site following the chance re-discovery of a collection of railway photographs, slides and negatives in my loft. Mostly dating from the 1960's also a few taken by my uncle in the 1930's. The purchase of a new scanner and digital technology has enabled previously unprintable negatives to reveal memory evoking images
   Lambourn Station Preview Go
Lambourn Station is a termini station once on the GWR. Closed in 1975 I hope to re-create it as my new exhibition layout in EM gauge set in 1930-1914
   The Disk and Crossbar Pages Preview Go
Come look at the Great Western Railway (GWR) in the days when traffic was controlled with the disk and crossbar signal, approximately 1838 to 1874. It was a time of wonder, a time of social change, a time of legends, a time of heroes a time when a man who drove a locomotive from London to Exter and back in a single day was looked upon much as a lunar astronaut is now.


   Steam Archive Preview Go
One of Britain's Largest Private Collections of Steam Railway Photographs, Containing Approx. 10,000 Images Ranging From 1930's to 1968.
   Richard Kyte's "Railways of..." Preview 1 review(s) — Go
Contains a section on the "Railways of the Forest of Dean", as well as being the ringmaster site of the GWR webring.
   5028 Llantilio Castle. Preview Go
The "life" story of Great Western Castle Class locomotive 5028 Llantilio Castle. She was "unsung" but well liked by the footplate men who fired and drove her. 5028 was the only Castle Class engine to be withdrawn directly as a result of an accident.
   iRail Railway Search Engine Preview Go
The best place to find the railway sites you want! All Great Western related web sites that I can find are listed.
   A short history of Britain's broad gauge railways Preview Go
In 1835, in the early days of railway construction, the Great Western Railway was born. The original main line ran between London and Bristol, a distance of 117 miles (187 kms), which was opened throughout in June 1841. What made the Great Western Railway unusual was the choice of gauge. Instead of building the railway to what became the British standard gauge of 4ft 8½ins, the track was laid to a gauge of 7ft 0¼ins (“broad gauge”). Over the following 25 years, many of the railways connecting to the Great Western Railway built their lines with broad gauge track, resulting in a network of broad gauge railways extending from London to Bristol, Wolverhampton, South Wales, Weymouth, and westward through the counties of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall to reach Penzance. At its peak in 1868, broad gauge railways covered 1,070 miles
   The Great Western Railway Site Preview Go
This website is about anything remotely to do with the Great Western Railway. It includes photos, general information on Locos, lines and stations, and links to other interesting GWR sites. Hope you enjoy it!!
   Orion Models Preview Go
G1 & G3 live steam GWR locos, GWR info, Narrow Gauge railway drawings index, Hobby CNC advice






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