Thomas is organising a an illustrated talk by Ivan Cadge on the history of the Abingdon branch line with all proceeds going to NHS charities. The talk is on the 5th of June at 4pm. Tickets are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/abingdon-history-club.
The Old Abingdon facebook page has more information https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4482799158431757&id=551653821546330&sfnsn=scwspmo
These pictures came from an article in The Railway Magazine, called ‘The Abingdon Branch’ by P.J. Norris. (All rights reserved).
The 2½ mile branch ran from Radley Station to Abingdon between 1856 and 1984. Abingdon Station had one platform, open to the road. In 1956, when the article was published, the 2½ mile journey took 5 minutes. A tank engine would push and pull the single carriage. There were 16 return trips on weekdays, and three on Sunday evenings.