The Western Region was a region of British Railways from 1948. The region ceased to be an operating unit in its own right on completion of the “Organising for Quality” initiative on 6 April 1992. The Region consisted principally of ex-Great Western Railway lines, minus certain lines west of Birmingham, which were transferred to the London Midland Region in 1963 and with the addition of all former Southern Railway routes west of Exeter, which were subsequently rationalised.
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However it had a lasting impact on British railway history. It preserved the legacy of the GWR while laying the groundwork for future developments in the region’s railway network. While the region itself no longer exists in its original form, its history and contributions continue to be appreciated by railway enthusiasts and historians alike and we offer our station clock replica as a humble memento.