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Gloucestershire’s ‘oldest railway’ celebrates 200th anniversary

The 200th anniversary of one of Gloucestershire’s first railways will be celebrated this year. The Gloucestershire tram road for horse drawn wagons that linked the Gloucester docks with Cheltenham was first opened in 1811. The route was used to ease the transportation of stone, coal and other goods from the River Severn. The nine mile (15km) route was important for 50 years until the arrival of steam railway.

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