Monday, 28 September 2015

Wootton Wawen 1985

(All 30.5.1985 © Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing)

It seems incredible now but as late as the 1980s there were still a few railways under threat of closure!!

One of them was this short line in north Warwickshire. Had the line closed (it didn't of course!) Wootton Wawen station would  have closed. With this in mind I spent an hour or two taking photos at this rural location. Just first generation DMUs of course and the station lacked character thanks to BR's rationalisation. But nice shots all the same, from a railway network far less busy than it is today.

More info (from Wikipedia)

Wootton Wawen railway station serves the village of Wootton Wawen in WarwickshireEngland. Served by trains between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The station was renamed from Wootton Wawen Platform to Wootton Wawen on 6 May 1974.


The service in each direction between Birmingham and Stratford-Upon-Avon runs hourly. It is a request stop: passengers wishing to board a train here must signal to the driver; those wishing to alight must inform the train conductor.
There is no Service on a Sunday.
A normal weekday service operates on most Bank holidays.

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