Painswick Road Crossing

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Painswick Road Crossing

Postby dcockling » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:03 pm

Scalefour News 188 featured an article by Tim Maddocks on 'The Buildings of Callow Lane' which included a picture of the Painswick Road Crossing on the ex-MR Tuffley Loop line in Gloucester. Although not a native of Gloucester I was aware of the line but was rather surprised at the name of the crossing. I live in Painswick Road and didn't think that the line crossed Painswick Road. A quick look on Google confirmed that and although it was indeed called Painswick Road Crossing, the road crossed was actually Tredworth Road, some distance away from here.

I spoke to Tim about this at Wells and said that next time I was at the site of the old crossing I would take a few pictures of how it looks from the same spot today.

Original picture from Scalefour News
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The same spot today

Looking back down the line line of the track in the other direction. The original picture would have been taken approximately where the lamp post is today, perhaps slightly to the left of it.

From the corner of Stroud Road looking at where the line used to cross the road. The slight rise in the road surface marks where the crossing was

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A small map extract showing the relationship between the line and the surrounding roads
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Visible on the map is the sharp left kink in the end of Furlong road, to avoid the railway line and make its junction with Tredworth Road, which still exists today.

After crossing Tredworth Road at 'Painswick Road Crossing' the line ran on parallel with Stroud Road, on the right behind the white building.

For anyone interested in more details of the former Gloucester Eastgate Station and the Tuffley Loop or Painswick Road Crossing there's plenty to be found by Googling for it.

All the Best

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Re: Painswick Road Crossing

Postby Captain Kernow » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:00 pm

Interesting photos, thanks Danny.

A huge opportunity lost for rail travel to and from Gloucester when BR closed that piece of line.
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