Thursday, 6 September 2018

Autumn Round the Corner

Monday 3rd September

The colour of the trees is changing as we approach Autumn, but in certain shops it would appear Christmas isn't far away either. We are also advertising our Santa Trains which are very popular and need to be booked online. Sadly, Broadway will not be involved in these festivities as trains do not use our Station.


Vic was requested to move his flower bed to another part of Platform 1. The reason being that our keen photographers were going into non public areas to take snapshots of their beloved loco. The flower bed will now contain shrubs which give a different display and hopefully act as a deterrent to trespassers. Thanks Brian for a photo of me!!

That's me at the end of the fork with still some way to go to the white line. My back, my back!!


Mike S was pushing the brush over several different places around the station. Is it higher or lower he should go to finish the colouring of this post?

It would appear lower won!

Modesty Panels.

As we adhere to our commitment of keeping the station image as it originally was, we are now erecting the modesty panels outside the kitchen area. Peter Q and his team of David and Ron

Bridge Protection

The contractors arrived today setting out their equipment and traffic control.

Other Projects

One of our containers is being cleaned out and converted into a workshop. Brian was adding more paint to the wood panels which will eventually be made into more bench seating for the platforms.

Wednesday 5th September

Friends of Broadway Station

The station Bric-a Brac Shop has been selling railway pictures and paintings and is in urgent need of more.
If you have any memorabilia that is surplus to requirements, we would love to hear from you although generally we do not take magazines except back issues of The Cornishman.

Anyone interested in OO gauge, we have a number of OO model railway items in stock. If anyone is interested, call in next weekend and visit our "Goods Shed".

Blue Timetable

Mid week running has reverted back to one steam and diesel railcar. The steam train arriving from Cheltenham had a pre-booked party of 40 wishing to go to Broadway village. This was too many for our normal taxi service so the double decker bus was requested to call in at the station.

Graham taking a rest after going backwards and forwards between the station and the village. Many other passengers took advantage of a ride on the historic London Bus.

Station Maintenance

There were several on going maintenance jobs around the station. Board assembling and painting, plus sorting out our drainage.

Picnic Area

A start was made on laying slabs as a foundation for placing a bench seat.

Grass Cutting

Pat was out with the strimmer cutting the overgrowth back beyond the signal post.

Station Road Bridge

The metal work for the bridge protection has been worked on today and two sections are now attached to the bridge walls.

Refreshment Room

The floor covering has been laid in our Café so it is looking very pristine.

Filling the Inner Man

Full advantage has been taken to use the service offered on the first steam train into Broadway Station, to purchase Bacon Butties. Here is Chris having two, one for himself and one for his son.

Car Park

With all this good weather, excellent progress is being made on the car park. This photo shows the footpath along side the parking area.



  1. Whoever installed the intake pipe to what appears to be a gas meter cabinet for the kitchen has not done a very professional job. The pipe leans away from the lower wall rather than being tight up against it, and possibly held to it by a saddle, and the installers should be got back to put it right rather than leaving a shoddy piece of work marring the excellent work done by volunteers.

  2. Hi Vic, thank you for keeping us all informed about the on going work at Broadway.

    I was just wondering if you have the correct GWR bench for the picnic area as the one shown has the shirt button logos on the end castings and the Construction and Maintenance Dept blog suggests that they have one of the correct era Benches, with scroll type script for Broadway. The C&M blog suggests that the bench you have should be installed at Winchcombe. Perhaps you need to do a swap.

  3. The station looks beautiful. Good work!

  4. Regarding the bridge protection, I thought it would stand alone and in front of each side so that it took the force of any strike and suffered the damage. However, I see it is actually being anchored to the walls which will inevitably bear a large part of that force, saving the steel bridge but instead possibly resulting in damage to the supporting brickwork. This puzzles me. Thank for the blog update, Richard

  5. The brackets on each abutment are fixed by 40 No. anchor bolts. This ensures that any forces are distributed along the abutment.
    The design is similar to those used by Network Rail for similar installations.
    To have a stand alone structure on each side would involve substantial foundations at each corner and also would require the supports to be built on land not owned by the railway.

    1. Thank you for this prompt and informative reply. Richard.

  6. Can we have an update as to why the Santa specials do not embrace Broadway?