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Cheltenham South & Leckhampton
Cheltenham South and Leckhampton was the last station on the Great Western Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway before it joined the main Birmingham to Bristol line just south of Cheltenham. The line was built in the late 19th century and doubled in 1908. It is this latter condition that we have attempted to model. It was a compact site and although not modelled to full size there has been only a small amount of compression to keep it to a managable size.
The layout is finescale "00" and the buildings are scratch built from the few plans available and photographs from various sources. While it may not be totally accurate, we have been assured by those that knew the location that we have captured the essence of the site.
It is normally operated with GWR stock representing the mid 1930s, although little changed over the years until closure in 1962 so it would be possible to run BR stock. We do not operate to a timetable as there was only something like five trains per day and that would be rather boring for us all.
Little remains today other than the bridges at each end, the site being given over to flats and industrial units.
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