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The Final Year

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The main station building, viewed from the station approach road on January 26th 1964.
The Grange Court signalman takes the token as a Hereford to Gloucester train joins the main line on April 24th, 1964. 
BR class 5 4-6-0 no 73021 and GW pannier tank No 4623.
This article from the Gloucester Citizen of March 27th, 1964, makes clear the savage extent of the Beeching Axe across rural lines in Gloucestershire.
A last-ditch, but ultimately doomed attempt by the “Railway Invigoration Society” to save the line. 
A rare view of the main building from the railway side.
The central platform, where Hereford-bound passengers would join the train. 
A 1964 view from the footbridge, looking towards Gloucester. 
The Gloucester Citizen, October 21st 1964
One of the last passenger tickets ever issued for a journey from Gloucester Central station to Grange Court for October 28th 1964.
The Beeching Axe falls over Grange Court Junction and other stations, as reported in the Citizen October 31st 1964.
A train approaches Grange Court from Longhope on the last day of service, 31st October 1964. 
A diesel multiple unit stops at Grange Court on October 31st, 1964, on its way from South Wales to Gloucester.

The last journey of 44123, 44422, 7034 and 7022, hauled by 7816, presumably heading for Risca. August 10th 1965. 

2005 Looking towards Gloucester

Grange Court Junction forty years after its closure

2005 Looking towards Chepstow

Villagers and others gather to celebrate and remember train operations forty years after Grange Court Station closes.

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