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This category covers material about the railway, roads, bus services, etc. – either in Radley itself or routes passing through Radley.
 
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Radley Station track plan. 1953. Copied from a document lent by Mike Portsmouth, May 2007. Map M.19
Radley Station - copies of two original plans of [1873] (Great Western Railway) on the Oxford/Didcot Line. Scale: 4 mm = 1 foot. Donated by David Price, January 2015. Map M.41
Radley People and the Railway 1843-2013 by Christine Wootton. Published by Radley History Club, October 2013. Book B.127
An Illustrated History of the Abingdon Branch: GWR by Nigel Trippett and Nicholas de Courtais. Wild Swan Publications Ltd. 1985. Paperback. 70 pp. Presented by Jennie Deane in December 2003 from the collection of her late husband, Dick Deane. Book B.28
The Abingdon – Radley Branch Railway Line by John McGowan, published by Parchment (Oxford) Ltd. 28 February 1982. Photographed from the original loaned by Mr M.J. Portsmouth, September 2007. Original copy presented by Trevor Garnham, October 2013. Book B.61
Great Western Railway Journal, No. 66, Spring 2008, containing an article by Chris Turner entitled 'The Abingdon Goods - A Hinksey Guard’s Duty', with many references to Radley and several photographs of Radley Station in the 1950s. Presented by Peter Fennell, June 2008. Book B.65
A handlist of plans, sections and books of reference for the proposed railways in Oxfordshire. Presented by Stanley Baker.  Published by Oxfordshire County Council, 1983 Book B.123
The Last Days of Steam in Oxfordshire by Kevin Robertson, published by Alan Sutton, 1987. Book B.145
Copy of article entitled A Railwayman Remembers, being an account of Wally Turner’s service on the railway from 1949 to 1967, copied from the Oxfordshire Railway Society’s Magazine ‘PIF’ for February 1989 and October 1990. Copy presented by Peter Heath of Radley, May 2007. Document D.111
Copy of Conveyance dated 23 September 1843 from John Tomkins of Abingdon, Berks, Esq., to the Great Western Railway Company for £599.12s of several pieces of land in the parish of Radley containing 3a 1r 22½p coloured pink on the plan drawn in the margin [not reproduced on this copy], to be used for the purposes set out in ‘An Act for making a Railway from the Great Western Railway to the City of Oxford’. Executed by John Tomkins in the presence of Jas Badcock, Solr., Abingdon. Receipt for £599.12s. Presented by Mr Charles Dockar-Drysdale of Radley, March 2009. Document D.182.2
Printed copy of The Abingdon Railway Act 1855 for making a Railway from the Oxford Branch of the Great Western Railway to Abingdon. 18 Victoria, cap lxix. Document D.182.3
Article in Radley News, December 2001, by Stanley Baker  entitled 'A Christmas Tragedy', being an account of the accident on the Great Western Railway which occurred at Shipton-on-Cherwell on Christmas Eve 1874. Document D.19
‘The Railway at Radley’. Talk by Denis Standen to the History Club on 14 January 2002. Document D.22
Report of the talk entitled the Abingdon Branch line given by Ivan Cadge to Radley History Club on 11 February 2013 Document D.242.5
Newspaper cutting from Oxford Mail dated 4 November 2013 reporting Radley History Club's exhibition at the Village Hall on 2 and 3 November 2013 entitled 'Radley People and the Railway 1843-2013' Document D.253
Copy of book review by Matthew Searle of the Railway and Canal Historical Society of the Radley History Club's publication Radley People and the Railway, 1843-2013 by Christine H. Wootton. Document D.262
(i) Oxford and Great Western Union Railway - Copy transcript of evidence before House of Lords Select Committee May 1837 with reference to Radley area (evidence by James Gould and John Badcock).
(ii) Copy of part of Railway Surveyor’s Map for 1843 for Oxford and District Railway (reduced from scale of 4 inches to a mile).
(iii) Copy of section of part of Oxford - Didcot Railway, c.1843 (reduced scale).
These copy documents were presented by Robert Sephton in January 2004.
Document D.31
Radley Rail Gala. 150th Anniversary, 1844 - 1994, of the GWR Didcot - Oxford Railway. Souvenir Programme. 12th June 1994. Donated by Mary Shayler, March 2004. Document D.37.1
Colour photo of Radley Railway Bridge before its replacement in December 1983. (Copy of original). In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.2
Radley Station looking North. June 2000. In Photograph Album containing Photographs P.1 to P.62. Photo P.12
Diesel fuel lorry, full of fuel, which tipped off a low-loader at the corner of Whites Lane and the Peach Croft Farm track at about 2.30 pm on 27 August 2003. Photograph by John Homewood. Photo P.58
Radley Station - Abingdon Bunk waiting for stopping train from Didcot or Oxford. 1950s. From the Mick Portsmouth Collection: copies of photos loaned by Mick Portsmouth of 69 Foxborough Road, Radley. Photo P.64.1
Radley Station in 1950s, with Ganger’s Hut (formerly Waiting Room at original station) in background. From the Mick Portsmouth Collection: copies of photos loaned by Mick Portsmouth of 69 Foxborough Road, Radley. Photo P.64.2
Radley Station in 1950s, with Paraffin Shed in background. From the Mick Portsmouth Collection: copies of photos loaned by Mick Portsmouth of 69 Foxborough Road, Radley. Photo P.64.3
Radley Station in 1914-1918 War (copied from photo in Great Western Portrait 1913-1921 compiled by Adrian Vaughan. Copyright). From the Mick Portsmouth Collection: copies of photos loaned by Mick Portsmouth of 69 Foxborough Road, Radley. Photo P.64.4
Copies of 23 colour photos of railway scenes at Radley, including the re-building of the road bridge over the railway in 1983 and the recovery of a derailed locomotive in 1982. Copied from original photos loaned by Barbara Hook, September 2006. Photo P.89
Entrance to Shaws Copse, Lower Radley, showing two gateposts made from the former broad gauge railway line. Presented by Brian Ford. Photo P.100.2
Great Western Railway Co.’s Boundary Plaque, 1900, sited by the entrance to the Lower Radley Mobile Home site. Presented by Brian Ford. Photo P.100.3
Enlarged photo of Walter Turner in Radley Station Signal Box, 1950s. Presented by Doris Turner, May 2007. Photo P.113
Radley Station, looking south, in snow, 1950s (OCL 76/2546). Photograph purchased from Oxfordshire Studies, 2006. © Oxfordshire County Council (image number given in brackets). Photo P.144.37
Radley Station looking north, 1950s (OCL 79/7854). Photograph purchased from Oxfordshire Studies, 2006. © Oxfordshire County Council (image number given in brackets). Photo P.144.38
Radley Station looking south, 1950s (OCL 76/2544). Photograph purchased from Oxfordshire Studies, 2006. © Oxfordshire County Council (image number given in brackets). Photo P.144.39
Locomotive No. 220 at Radley Station, with crew and railway staff (OCL 80/13764). Photograph purchased from Oxfordshire Studies, 2006. Undated. but probably taken in the 1930–1950 period(except where otherwise stated). © Oxfordshire County Council (image number given in brackets). Photo P.144.40
Two railway employees (OCL 80/13765). Photograph purchased from Oxfordshire Studies, 2006. Undated. but probably taken in the 1930–1950 period(except where otherwise stated). © Oxfordshire County Council (image number given in brackets). Photo P.144.41
Copy photograph of a coal wagon belonging to Dunsdon Bros. of Radley, Coal, Coke and Corn Merchants. Presented by Keith Turton, December 2010. Photo P.166
Railway staff at Radley Station, c.1890, including Charles Ambridge, Radley’s first station master and Jean’s great grandfather. Black and white image of a framed photograph. Photograph presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Photo P.172.1
Modern colour photograph of the watch and whistle of Charles Ambridge, first station master at Radley, from 1873. Photograph presented by Jean Deller, July 2011. Photo P.172.4
Radley Station, 15 August 1965. Copy photograph presented by Martin Mawhinney, August 2011. Photo P.174.4
Studio photograph of a railway worker, taken by Warland Anderson, Abingdon. c.1900.  Mounted on thick cardboard [oversize and filed separately]. Presented by Stanley Baker. Photo P.183
(i) Great Western Wagons Appendix by J.H. Russell. Oxford Publishing Co. Oxford. Figures 13-17, 178-180 and 197-200 of GWR wagons, containers and cranes with descriptions.
(ii) Great Western Trains, Figures 4-15 with descriptions. Donated by Don Jones, November 2013.
Photo P.184
Copies of two photographs from the Les Hemsworth collection presented by Brian Ford as follows:
(i) Radley station showing the building which was moved from the former Abingdon Junction station to Radley and was used as a platelayer's hut until the early 1950s.
(ii) Radley station looking south before August 1913, showing the Abingdon platform.      
Photo P.185
Eleven colour photos taken at Didcot, Radley and Oxford stations at the celebration of GWR's 150th anniversary. Presented by Denis Standen. Photo P.186.1
Steam train passing through Radley Station, c.1994 (photo belonging to David Buckle and donated by his family following his death) Photo P.202.10
Radley Station after refurbishment. 13 images, 2007–2008. Les Hemsworth Collection of Photographs, presented by him. Photo P.204 (6)
Photographs taken by Les Hemsworth at the 'Radley People and the Railway 1843 - 2013' exhibition held by Radley History Club at Radley Village Hall on 2 and 3 November 2013. (i) Disc 1. Images 1-73. (ii) Disc 2. Images 74-141. Photo P.210
‘Early History of the Railways’ - David Lloyd’s talk at the Radley Retirement Group’s meeting on 8 February 1994 (unfinished, 45 minutes approx.). Audiovisual A.5
How Oxford got its Railway'. Talk by Robert Sephton, 12 January 2004. Audiovisual A.68

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