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) held in the Parliamentary Archives
Historical newspaper searches via British Newspaper Archive, The Times Online Archive, Welsh Newspapers Online and other printed newspaper archives
Historical O.S. maps reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
Listed buildings details via Historic England
Planning application details via South Oxford District Council
Rearch 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
The booklet A collectors guide to the Ian Allan ABC Locomotive Series 1942-1990 compiled and published by Laurence Waters in 1991 (second edition) ISBN 0 9511799 18
The website A Collector's guide to the famous ABCs and other iconic Ian Allen publications

We also acknowledge the generous assistance of:
Crécy Publishing Limited whose books are noted within the website
Pendragon Publishing for their kind permission to reproduce the article from BackTrack magazine about Thomas Edmondson
Railway Modeller magazine for their kind permission to reproduce the article about Culham station and the use of images from the magazine

Image sources

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

Detail from 1844 plan, HL/PO/PB/3/plan1845/03. With the permission of Parliamentary Archives

Abingdon Road station in 1844. My Picture Book of Railways published by Ward, Lock & Co.
View of Oxford from the Abingdon road. An original page taken from Memorials of Oxford - volume 3 by James Ingram first published in 1837

Ian Allan. Trains Annual 1947 published by Ian Allan Limited in 1946
Pangbourne, print first published in The Great Western Railway of 1846 by J.C.Bourne
Culham Station 1904. Postcard marked as being published by Leach's Printers of Abingdon in 1904
Layout of station in 1908, courtesy of Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Floods at Oxford 1894. Postcard published in 1904 by an 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
Maker's official photograph of W.S.Clarke, Faringdon private owner's wagon, courtesy of John Speller

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
Nuneham House, front from Park. Undated postcard marked as being published by Taunt's Photographs
Nuneham House. An original page taken from A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen & Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland published by William Mackenzie of Ludgate Hill in 1860.
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
Oxford Town Hall. An original page taken from Memorials of Oxford - volume 3 by James Ingram first published in 1837
Original pages taken from The Illustrated London News and The Graphic. Various dates as indicated with each image.

Picture libraries

We have been fortunate in that a number of picture libraries and archives have kindly allowed the use of images from their collections where noted.

Colour-Rail for their kind permission to reproduce photographs from their catalogue
Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS) for their kind permission to reproduce photographs from their archives
Great Western Trust photographic archive, courtesy of Laurence Waters (Photograph archvist)
Lens of Sutton Collection, courtesy of Stanley C.Jenkins
Network Rail Corporate Archive
Oxfordshire History Centre
Pendon Museum
Science and Society Picture Library, courtesy of the National Railway Museum
Historic England Archive

Private collections

Our grateful thanks goes to those photographers who have kindly given permission for us to use photographs or videos from their personal collections, who include:

Chris Jennings, Chris Leigh, David Armitage, D.Bowman and D.Canning, Derek Grant, Graham Gegg, Jeremy Tilston, John Bramley-Brown, Martin Loach, Martin Loader, Stanley C.Jenkins


Abingdon & District Model Railway Club
Backtrack magazine
British Railway Modelling magazine
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway
Didcot Railway Centre
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
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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