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Chinnor opens Risborough platform – and looks west towards Aston Rowant

AUGUST 15 was a big day in the history of the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway (C&PRR) as it saw the opening and first use of the new platform 4 at Princes Risborough station.

It also means the railway is publicly accessible from the national network for the first time in 61 years.

Hauling the first train was GWR ‘Prairie’No. 5526 with Class 20 No. D8059.

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