NEW GWSR BUILD­INGS WILL HAVE AU­THEN­TIC LOOK

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A new vis­i­tor cen­tre on the Glouces­ter­shire War­wick­shire Rail­way will be de­signed to blend in with Winch­combe sta­tion. Though of steel-framed con­struc­tion, the two-storey build­ing is to be clad in stone to give it an au­then­tic rail­way ‘look’. It will pro­vide a re­cep­tion cen­tre for special oc­ca­sions such as ‘Santa Spe­cials’. Cost­ing £300,000 in to­tal, it was sup­ported by a £25,000 grant from the Aviva Com­mu­nity Fund. Sim­i­larly, a new mess­room and train­ing class­room for the lo­co­mo­tive depart­ment at Tod­ding­ton, form­ing an ex­ten­sion to the goods shed, will be de­signed in har­mony with the orig­i­nal GWR build­ing. It re­places the ex­ist­ing mess­room in a Mk 1 coach.

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