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Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway

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The Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway was 22.5 miles long, from Grange Court junction to Hereford. It linked Hereford and Gloucester via Ross-on-Wye.

1851 Parliament passed an Act allowing the railway's construction.[1]

1855 The line opened on 1st June as a broad gauge line. It ran from Hereford to Grange Court, where it joined the Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway - the line that connected the Cheltenham and Great Western Union to the South Wales. It had three tunnels, several big bridges, over the Wye and the average gradient was 1 in 70. [2]

1862 Amalgamated with the Great Western Railway.

1869 Converted to standard gauge.

1873 the Ross and Monmouth Railway was opened to Ross-on-Wye.

1964 Closed to passengers on 2 November 1964; freight services between Ross-on-Wye railway station and Grange Court railway station continued until 1 November 1965.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/10/17
  2. The Engineer 1924/10/17