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Banbury(map) Banbury is a few miles north of Oxford.
BarnetbyBarnetby is a very busy freight junction with a less busy passenger station in the middle of it well suited to watching the freight between Doncaster and Grimsby in north-east England.
Berwick-upon-Tweed(map) Berwick-upon-Tweed is the first city south of the Scotland/England border on the east coast line.
Birmingham(map) Birmingham is the site of a large Freightliner intermodal facility south of Derby in central England.
Bishops LydeardBishops Lydeard is the southern base of the West Somerset Railway, which is a major tourist railway operation.
BoltonBolton is a junction northwest of Manchester.
BristolBristol is a major west coast city near the border with Wales.
CambridgeCambridge is an academic and high tech city about 45 minutes on the express train north of London.
Coventry(map) Coventry is just outside Birmingham to the south-east.
CrowcombeCrowcombe is a community along the West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard and the coast.
Derby(map) Derby is between Sheffield and Birmingham.
Didcot(map) Didcot is the site of an EWS freight yard, large railway junction, and a historical museum that is accessible directly from the passenger station.
DoncasterDoncaster is a popular trainspotting location between Manchester and Grimsby.
DunsterDunster is along the West Somerset Railway near the northern terminus of Minehead.
Durham(map) Durham is between Newcastle and York.
GatwickGatwick is just to the south of London and is best known for London-Gatwick airport.
Goderich(map) Goderich is the site of the shops for the GEXR and hosts a port and salt mine.
Goring(map) Goring is half way between Didcot and Reading.
High WycombeHigh Wycombe is between Banbury and London Marylebone.
Leamington Spa(map) Leamington Spa is a small city south of Coventry.
Leeds(map) Leeds is between York and Sheffield.
London(map) The English capital is a highly busy railway-using city with an extensive passenger network.
Maidenhead(map) Maidenhead is the junction of a main line and the Marlow branch.
Marlow(map) Marlow is a town near High Wycombe on a single track bolted rail branchline serviced roughly hourly.
MineheadMinehead is the northern terminus of the West Somerset Railway.
Newcastle(map) Newcastle is a relatively large city along the river Tyne in the north-east of England.
OxfordOxford is a historic university town between Banbury and Reading.
PrestonPreston is north-west of Manchester.
Reading(map) Reading is a major railway junction between Oxford and London.
Sheffield(map) Sheffield is between Leeds and Derby.
StogumberStogumber is along the West Somerset Railway.
SwindonSwindon is famous among locals for its fanciful roundabouts -- look at a map of the city to understand quite why -- and is also along the line between Reading and Bristol.
TauntonTaunton is near Bishops Lydeard and the West Somerset Railway.
Tiverton ParkwayTiverton Parkway is a rail station southwest of Taunton.
WillitonWilliton is on the West Somerset Railway.
York(map) York is a major urban centre in northern England.

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