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
Copyright of the following photos and articles
belong to: R Kelsey, I Thomas, D Markey, P Smith, and F Cox .