Welcome to the Ashton & Guide Bridge Railway Project, We are currently looking at the options & feasibility of a Heritage Railway Demonstration line operated & owned by the WRHG.
Here we will keep you up to date with progress and developments as it happens.
OUR PROPOSED OPTIONS:
There are three options we are currently looking at, our current preferred option is option A which we will pursue accordingly with the governing bodies & Key Players to assist with this project:
Option A, a standard gauge railway starting from behind St Stephens church and utilizing the old OA&GB track bed as far as the current Ashton Moss line giving approximately 1/4 mile of running line.
Option B, a standard gauge line running from the rear of platform 1 at Guide Bridge Station running parallel with the current Glossop line utilizing redundant track bed giving approximately 500m of track.
Option C, a narrow gauge railway running from under the road bridge on platform 1 at Guide Bridge Station following the Stockport branch up to where the single main line becomes double track, giving approximately 460m of running line.
This is the route of our preferred option A utilizing part of the former OA&GB route from Guide Bridge Station to Crowthorne Jnc.