The GWSR has restored and reopened 13 miles (21 km) of line, operating between Cheltenham Racecourse and Little Buckland.
The company has raised £1.38 million to extend 1 mile (1.6 km) northwards to Broadway, and will eventually begin working on plans to extend a further 6 miles (9.7 km) to Honeybourne, (where one half of an island platform has since been partly rebuilt for future usage).
It was deemed unlikely that the line south of Gotherington would reopen before July 2011, but donations ensured that the work could be carried out promptly, and it was reopened on 22 April 2011.
In January 2011 the railway was damaged by another landslip just east of Winchcombe station at Chicken Curve, the landslip severed the railway in two; it was very similar to the one at Gotherington, but closer to the middle of the route.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWR, GWSR or Gloucs-Warks Steam Railway) is a volunteer-run heritage railway which runs along the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border of the Cotswolds, England.The route consists of single line sections with passing places at the major stations.All stations and loops are signalled using GWR Lower Quadrant Semaphore Signals.Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! These files are stored on your computer and help remember your login name, display name and the site content that you have already read or contributed to.