Original Culham Station name board
Original nameboard from Oxford Station
Courtesy of the Didcot Railway Centre
Oxford's first railway staion in 1850
Oxford’s station at Grandpont circa 1850
from 'History of the GWR' by MacDermot, 1927
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Henry Taunt's map of the Thames in Oxford, 1879, showing the layout of the railway when all three stations were still in place.
from 'A New Map of the River Thames' (3rd ed)
Taunt & Co, 1879
GWR Oxford poster
Joint GWR and LMS poster
Courtesy of the Great Western Trust


Saturday 15th June 12:00noon - 6:00pm

At Oxford we’ll be centering our events at the Grandpont Recreation Ground and Pavilion, which are very close to the site of Oxford’s first railway station, just off the Abingdon Road near Folly Bridge.

There is no admission charge for this event.

We will have:

Steam railtours by Vintage Trains of Tyseley

  • Vintage Trains will joining the celebrations by bringing their Oxford 175 Express railtour from Birmingham to Oxford hauled by their flagship locomotive, GWR number 7029 'Clun Castle'.
  • They will also be operating a very special Oxford 175 Luncheon Circular from Oxford Parkway and Oxford hauled of course by 'Clun Castle'.


The Oxfordshire County Library in the Westgate Precinct will be hosting an exhibition between 25th May and 10th June to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Didcot to Oxford railway. Find more details under the 'OTHER EVENTS' menu tab.

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