Links and Acknowledgements

We are grateful for the kind support and interest shown whilst this site has been developed. Wherever possible original copyright holders or publishers have been contacted for permission to reproduce material. In some instances it may not have been possible to determine who that should be and we apologise for any such omission. Some information quoted has been anecdotal and may not have been verifyable. Most however has been collected from multiple sources in the public domain, or where alternatively credited.

Collected below are acknowledgements to those organisations, individuals and web sites who have kindly given permission to use images or other material whilst researching the history of Culham station, together with attributions where known and links to other referenced web sites.


Research sources

Deposited plans for the Oxford and Didcot Railway (1837-1844) via Parliamentary Archives
Historical O.S. maps via National Library of Scotland
Listed buildings details via Historic England
Planning application details via South Oxford District Council
Historical newspaper searches via British Newspaper Archive, The Times Online Archive, Welsh Newspapers Online and other printed newspaper archives
Other research facilities via Oxfordshire County Council Library Service - Abingdon branch
The book The Chad Valley promotional jigsaw puzzles written and published by Tom Tyler in 2017 ISBN 978-0-9567463-4-4
The book Go Great Western - a History of GWR Publicity written by R.B.Wilson and revised by Colin Judge. Published by David St John Thomas and distributed by David & Charles Publishers plc in 1987 ISBN 0-946537-38-0

We also acknowledge the generous assistance of:
Crécy Publishing Limited whose books are noted within the website
Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS) for their kind permission to reproduce photographs from their archives as noted
Pendragon Publishing for their kind permission to reproduce the article from BackTrack magazine about Thomas Edmondson

Image sources

Unless noted below or elsewhere, original source material is held in the author's collection. Third party photographer noted with image when known.

Images, where noted courtesy of the Great Western Trust, Great Western Trust
Images, where noted courtesy of the Lens of Sutton Collection
Drawings of Culham station, where noted, ©Network Rail Corporate Archive, Network Rail Corporate Archive
Images, where noted courtesy of Oxfordshire History Centre, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire History Centre
Images, where noted, courtesy of or ©Pendon Museum, Pendon Museum
Images, where noted courtesy of Stanley C.Jenkins

Pangbourne, print first published in The Great Western Railway of 1846 by J.C.Bourne, author's collection
Culham Station 1904. Postcard marked as being published by Leach's Printers of Abingdon in 1904, author's collection
Layout of station in 1908, courtesy of Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Plan of station in the early 1950's ©Science and Society Picture Library, National Railway Museum, Science and Society Picture Library
'Have a good trip!', Inter-City poster in 1979 ©Jay Tilston, Jay Tilston
Drysllwyn Castle at Culham in 1981 ©Chris Jennings, Chris Jennings
Culham Station 1984 ©Crown copyright, Historic England Archive

Abingdon Road station in 1844. My Picture Book of Railways published by Ward, Lock & Co., author's collection

Postcard of floods near Kennington, unknown publisher, courtesy of Oxford History

Undated postcard 'Chad Valley Works (the local centre of industry)', unknown publisher, courtesy of

Gauge 1 model of the Ticket Office ©Kirtley Model Buildings, Kirtley Model Buildings
Model kits of station buildings ©Osborn's Models, Osborn's Models

Maker's official photograph of 'Dunston Bros., Radley' private owner's wagon, courtesy of Radley History Club archive

Abingdon Lodge in the 1970's ©Martin Loach,
Agreements of 1888 and 1908 between GWR and Nuneham House, courtesy of Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Lock Cottage and bridge. Undated postcard marked as being published by Savages, Carfax Oxford, author's collection
Nuneham House, front from Park. Undated postcard marked as being published by Taunt's Photographs, author's collection
Satellite view of station, Imagery ©DigitalGlobe,Getmapping plc,Infoterra Ltd&Bluesky,The Geoinformation Group, Map data ©

Oxford Ragwort photograph ©Crown copyright, GB Non-native species secretariat

Fête poster for Beckett Park from 1874, courtesy of Shrivenham Heritage Society


Abingdon & District Model Railway Club
British Railway Modelling magazine
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway
Didcot Railway Centre
Gwili Steam Railway
Model Rail magazine
Oxford & District Model Railway Club
Oxford balloon experience - James Sadler, the first Englishman to fly
Radley History Club
Radley village website - Radley Rail Gala souvenir programme from 1994
Railway Heritage Trust
Railway Modeller magazine
Railway Photographs by D.Armitage - Online gallery of photographs taken over six decades
South Oxford Community Centre - the coming of the railway to Oxford, and John Towle and his paper house
TeleRail railway DVD publishers
The Railway Servants' Orphanage - Derby

Souvenir Edmondson tickets printed by Bell Ticket Printing
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