The main station building was built in 1840. It was very small, faced with flint, had Tudor style windows and a roof that projected in the form of a canopy.
On the 10th May 1848 six passengers were killed and 13 injured at Shrivenham when two porters pushed a horse-box and cattle van onto the main line to free a wagon turntable. The Exeter express struck them; the locomotive was undamaged but the side of the leading coach was torn out killing six passengers and injuring 13 more.
On the 15th January 1936 an express from Penzance collided with some coal wagons just outside the station that had become detached from an earlier train. Two people were killed and 10 injured.
On 7th December 1964 BR withdrew passenger services from Shrivenham and all other intermediate stations between Didcot and Swindon. The station buildings were demolished in 1965 but remnants of the platforms survive but are difficult to spot. There is plain double track through the station site. Both the goods yard and the coal yard are now occupied by industrial buildings.
Hope all is well with you and yours and pray God 2021 will be an improvement on this horrible year we are just leaving.
I thought I would send you something for the New Year just out of interest. I calculate these to be 43 years old, although maths was never my strong point.
The first picture shows 1013 Western Ranger coming out to run down to North Road to take over the down 'Cornishman'. The second picture is of 45029 coming on shed. Whether or not this was the 'Cornishman' engine that had handed over to 1013 or not, I can't remember, but I suspect it was. New Year's Day 1977 was probably not warm enough to be hanging around.
The Western on the left in both pictures was 1033 Western Trooper, withdrawn and being used for carriage heating.
I did check the website to see if I had previously sent these, but couldn't see them. So, yours to use or not as you like.
Happy New Year (we hope!)
50044 Exeter has just come of the shed in near ex works condition soon after receiving its crest in 1981, the crest was repositioned below the name in latter years under the NSE livery.
50018 Resolution heads up country looking rather worse for wear.
Clive's last photo - for 2020!
Happy New Year to Keith and Roger and everyone.
Regards, Clive Smith
A happy and safe New Year to all.
Exeter stabling point played host to 47852 on ecs 24th March 1990. It was withdrawn just a year later, March ‘91,
after it fell in to the turntable pit at Old Oak Common rendering it beyond economic repair. It was renumbered from 47646 in February 1990, and was the only 47/8 not to receive any form of Inter-City livery.