Here is a video of the railway prior to the Birkenhead extension as filmed by Gerry Hopkins in late 2014.
This video films an operating session of the railway at the time the NMRA visited using a high quality camera.
Following construction of a new cement works by Rugby Cement Co. Ltd and the re-livery of a new private owners fleet of cement wagons, Rugby Cement trains have now been cleared for operation on Banbury Connections. Their first cement delivery has already been made with a return trip to Birkenhead.
Early December saw the completion of Beconsfield station on the main line to Marylebone. This saw the railway completed to the planned 35 stations.
100 Years of London Street Transport lined up at Chester Station (Superimposed backdrop of King's Cross)
Banbury Connections teamed up with Gosport Tramway to line up 5 classic London Street transport vehicles (as in use on various parts of the Banbury Connections system). This provided a cross section of 100 years of London Transport.
Port Sunlight Station has been completed following construction of a footbridge and down platform building to complement the existing up platform building.
Operations on Banbury Connections are back to normal following minor repairs, with the main repairs hopefully taking place early next year.
On the 3rd of December 2015, the neighbour's adjacent 200+ year old gum tree dropped an extremely large limb on the train shed causing extensive damage to one side. This led to a team of 4 tree surgeons coming in to remove the debris off the shed before tarpaulins could be used to cover up the holes and prevent further damage to the railway. Services are suspended until further notice. Banbury Connections apologises for the inconvenience to passengers.
Banbury Connections General Blog
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