Wings and Wheels Society.

The Dursley Donkey.

The following pictures portray a walk from Coaley Junction to Dursley, following the now hardly distinguishable track bed of the once famous Dursley Donkey Branch Line. In 1856 the line was opened. 1962 Saw the branch lose its passenger service, and finally in 1970 the line closed to all freight traffic to Listers Factory in the heart of the Dursley valley. Some parts of the ex branch line are not possible to walk over. However a good percentage of the line is recognisable, except the Everlands to Dursley section that has changed beyond all recognition. The photos are best viewed in the order shown from, Coaley Junction (main line) to Draycott Bridge. The line then runs through Cam, then onto Everlands and finally Dursley.

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong to R Kelsey, I Thomas, D Markey, P Smith, and F Cox .