Robert Avery and the Wheatley Railway

  • c. 1930 Wheatley station. The milk churns await the London train.
  • The train driver receives the token before proceeding onto the single track
  • The safety of a single line track was ensured by the use of a token which was exchanged here between the driver and the signalman
  • Wheatley station c. 1925
  • Wheatley station c. 1930. The milk churns await the London train
  • The removal of the railway line in 1969
  • The removal of the railway line in 1969
  • The track is removed in July/August 1969
  • The signal box is removed in July/August 1969
  • Robert Avery's collection of memorabilia including the token used to ensure that there was only one train on the single track
  • 5025 Chirk Castle
  • 6106 at Wheatley Station
  • The track is removed in July/August 1969
  • Horspath tunnel was dug out of the blue clay and required a brick lining
  • Horspath tunnel now bricked up, but a haven for bats
Archive Notes:

Extract from Princes Risborough-Thame- Oxford Railway by Richard Lingard, pub. Oxford Publishing Co, 1978. Also collection of photos of trains and Wheatley Station & RA's train spotting books from the 1950s

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