Travelling on the branch

Anything to do with the railway from Coaley Junction to Dursley.
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Travelling on the branch

Post by dursleyglos » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:21 pm

Did you travel on the Dursley branch line to or from Coaley Junction? If so what can you remember of the stations, the line or the journey?
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Re: Travelling on the branch

Post by davegoldsmith » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:20 pm

Andy, I do remember on quite a few occasions my mother taking me down to the station at Lister's and getting our tickets to go to Gloucester. It seemed to take forever but great fun. I guess Ernie was the driver then. Dave

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Post by dursleyglos » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:26 am

Thanks for that Dave. Ernie was probably one of the drivers but there were other names as well, John Humphries for one. What do you remember of Dursley station itself?
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Re: Travelling on the branch

Post by kriskros » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:44 pm

I remember going on what was called the Dursley Donkey to Gloucester, carriages with no corridors, I can almost smell it now thinking about it.

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Re: Travelling on the branch

Post by Patricia » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:11 pm

When a child I lived at Teetotallers Cottages, Noggins Hole, Hopton Road, Upper Cam and my best friend lived at Everlands so regularly crossed the Gallows Bridge to meet up after school.

I remember a serious accident where a young child fell through the wooden Gallows Bridge onto the railway lines and died as a result of the accident. The bridge was closed for a while for repairs. Does anyone know who the child was.

Teetotallers Cottages were named because the man who lived there gave up drink and saved enough money to build the cottages.

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Re: Travelling on the branch

Post by ken » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:42 pm

The accident on the gallows bridge was about 1950ish, the boy's family name was Isles, but I can't remember his first name.
I think that the family lived in St George's Road.

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Re: Travelling on the branch

Post by dursleyglos » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:36 pm

I believe that after the accident the old wooden bridge was replaced by the steel one which survives to this day.
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