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Cheltenham Spa (St James), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Cheltenham Spa (St James), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s


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Date: 9th January 2009

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Cheltenham Spa (St James), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

A view of the station facade at Cheltenham Spa (St James), Gloucestershire, c.1950s.
The station was built in 1894 replacing another nearby station in Cheltenham. It was renamed Cheltenham St James in 1908, and then again in 1925 when it became Cheltenham Spa St James.
The inaugural journey of the Cheltenham Flyer took place from this station in 1923.
The station closed to passengers and goods traffic in 1966

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1950s Cheltenham Gloucestershire Station


EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph captures the elegant facade of Cheltenham Spa St James railway station in Gloucestershire, England, as it appeared in the 1950s. Built in 1894, the station replaced an earlier one in Cheltenham and was renamed Cheltenham St James in 1908. In 1925, it was further renamed Cheltenham Spa St James, a name it retained until its closure in 1966. The station holds a rich history, having been the departure point for the renowned Cheltenham Flyer service in 1923. The Cheltenham Flyer was a popular express train that connected Cheltenham with London Paddington, offering passengers a swift and luxurious journey through the picturesque English countryside. The architectural beauty of the station is evident in this image, with its red brick and white detailing, ornate ironwork, and the distinctive clock tower that stands proudly at its entrance. The station's design reflects the grandeur and elegance of the Victorian era, making it a cherished landmark in Cheltenham. Despite its closure over five decades ago, the memory of Cheltenham Spa St James lives on, as a testament to the rich railway heritage of Gloucestershire and the enduring charm of a bygone era.

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