1855 - 1964

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These pages have been resurrected from the now defunct  They show something of the history of a junction station on the Great Western Railway in Britain. The research is incomplete: many records appear to have been lost during rail privatisation, but if you have information to add, please contact us.

Grange Court lies 7.5 miles out of Gloucester on the Chepstow line. For many years it allowed trains on the single track route running via Blaisdon, Longhope and Ross on Wye to Hereford to join the main line between Gloucester and Chepstow. Markings on the road bridge indicate that the station lies 121 miles 48 chains from Paddington.

The only substantial surviving evidence of the station, apart from small sections of one platform, is the original stationmaster's house, and a building originally a lavatory and drivers' "snug" alongside the site of the "down" platform. The branch line and station were closed by the Beeching Axe in 1964, although the main line continues in daily use for freight and passenger services. Currently there are typically 28 passenger trains each way every weekday, and 20 to 30 freight in total. Freight is dominated by steel traffic, but also includes coal, petrol, fuel oil, lime and container traffic.