Hunting Butts 14 October 1979

The Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon railway was closed as a through route in 1976, and has subsequently been partially reopened by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, starting from their base at Toddington. Unfortunately the society was formed after the track had been lifted and consequently many hours of manpower have gone into reinstating the track in various stages. One section that is unlikely to be reinstated is the portion between Cheltenham and Cheltenham Racecourse. A severe ballast washout is pictured here just to the south of Hunting Butts Tunnel on 14 October 1979.