Wheatley Station and trains

  • c. 1930 Wheatley station taken from Ladder Hill bridge. The milk churns await the London train.
  • Locomotive 6154 with goods train at Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 6154 with goods train at Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 6154 with goods train
  • Passenger train at Wheatley Station
  • Passenger train at Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 6154 at Wheatley Station under Ladder Hill bridge
  • Locomotive 6144 with passenger train leaving Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 75007 with goods train at Wheatley Station
  • Train at a snowy Wheatley Station taken from Ladder Hill bridge
  • Guard's van at Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 6124 with goods train at snowy Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 6124 with goods train at Wheatley
  • The passenger 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 from Ladder Hill bridge
  • 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
  • Locomotive 3857 with goods train by the Sawmill
  • Robert Avery's collection of memorabilia including the token used to ensure that there was only one train on the single track
  • Locomotive 6124 with goods train at Wheatley Station
  • 5025 Chirk Castle pulling a passenger train
  • Locomotive 6106 at Thame Station (brick bridge - not stone) with Oxford University Railway Society - OURS
  • Locomotive 6106 with a passenger train at Thame Station with Oxford University Railway Society - OURS
  • Locomotive 75008 with goods train at Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 6111 with a passenger train leaving a snowy Wheatley Station
  • Locomotive 6108 with goods train
  • 'Double-header' steam and diesel D6348 pulling goods train
  • 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, and a haven for bats
  • The small station building on the platform on the south side with Ladder Hill houses in the background
  • Avery's sawmill building after the business had closed
  • The steps down to the platform on the north side
  • Avery's sawmill building in relation to the signal box
  • Avery's sawmill building after the business had closed, and with the signal box
  • The houses visible in the previous photo  taken from the entrance to Kelham Hall Drive, but correct angle not possible because of trees
  • Probably the same view in 2020 as in the old photo of the station building on the south side - taken from the car park to the Kimber Close flats
  • Showing the connection to the goods yard. Taken from Ladder Hill bridge
  • No footbridge was provided but one could walk across the tracks in the foreground.
Locomotive 4147 with a passenger train
  • Wheatley station showing Ladder Hill bridge
  • Locomotive 'Kelham Hall' 5904 at Exeter (St David's) Station in 1958.
  • Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire, after which the locomotive 5904 was called and subsequently Kelham Hall Drive.
Archive Notes:

Extract from Princes Risborough-Thame- Oxford Railway by Richard Lingard, pub. Oxford Publishing Co, 1978. Collection of photos of locomotives, trains and Wheatley Station. Also Robert Avery's train spotting books and memorabilia from the 1950s. Includes photo of locomotive Kelham Hall 5904 and the house after which it was named.

Link to YouTube video of model train "The Iron Duke" in Robert Avery's garden is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYelMWFBJQI&t=3s.

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