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Coleford GWR Station.

GWR Station, Coleford (50k)

The Great Western Railway was in direct competition with the Severn & Wye Railway for business in the Forest of Dean. Each railway company had a station at the terminus of it's line in Coleford. The two stations stood side by side. GWR's other route into the Forest was via Bullo Pill Junction through to Bilson (Cinderford).
The GWR line from Monmouth to it's terminus in Coleford was opened in 1883 and closed in 1917.
Thanks to John Thorn for adding: "Whilst the line from Monmouth closedin 1917, the line through the GWR station was connected to the 'Severn andWye' line and used to access Whitecliff Quarry - until the 1960's, I think".

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