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Up Front & Steaming podcast

Dec 3, 2021

The first series on this channel features the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway which offers a leisurely round trip of 30 miles between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway through the beautiful Cotswold countryside. You will hear the fascinating story of the dedicated people who rebuilt and now operate this amazing steam railway which were once part of the route of the former Great Western Railway's main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham, via Stratford-upon-Avon.

In this first episode we talk with Richard Johnson, chairman of the GWSR plc who tells us the story since 1981 from when there was an empty track bed to the fully operational steam railway carrying thousands of passengers every year. You can find out more at