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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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   Great Western Society - Bristol Group Preview Go
The Bristol Group of the Great Western Society arranges events in the Bristol area and is also responsible for the Signal and Telegraph Department at the Society's main base at Didcot in Oxfordshire.
   GWR 7202 Boiler Restoration Preview Go
The restoration of the GWR Class 72xx No 7202's boiler.Work progress and details on various boiler fittings.Photos of the work and fittings.
   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 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.
   THE UK Model Shop Directory Preview Go
The largest resource for British Outline Model Railway enthusiasts providing a Model Shop directory with A-Z Maps, Suppliers directory, Events Calendar, Societies listings and links.
   Wilverton GWR Preview Go
Wilverton is a fictional station on the North Devon line. The site describes the model of this station (EM-gauge) with an emphasis on scratchbuilding.
   Fairford Branch Line Layout Preview Go
This layout began as a result of reassessing a new portable layout project in 1990-91 and will show the development to its present state as well as some of the problems encountered and their solving.
   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.
   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.
   Stoke-by-Mendip Layout Preview Go
This is a journey of developing a basic train set oval and siding into a four station layout and changing from DC to DCC operation.






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