Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
Tel: 01235 817200
The Great Western Railway and Metropolitan Railway were inextricably linked from the very start of underground railways ...
As Easter we will display broad gauge locomotives
'Iron Duke' and ‘Fire Fly’ side by side, with ‘Fire Fly’ hauling our broad gauge passenger train on Brunel's baulk road track.
The construction of 4709 took a major step forward at the end of 2013 when final assembly of the main frames got under way.
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Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre
See our unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics; and a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway. Join us in our rural setting based around the original 1930s engine shed.
The Railway Centre is now open at weekends and daily from 24 May.
Next Running Days
To see all the events and open days for 2014 have a look at the 2014 Calendar. You can also check which locomotives are scheduled to be in steam using the Locomotive Roster.
April — Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride on our Main Demonstration Line
Sat 3 - Mon 5 May — Steam Gala
Visiting Locomotive - Metropolitan Railway E Class 0-4-4T No.1 running with Main Line and City coach No. 3755
6023 King Edward II
Unique GWR Steam Railmotor No. 93 with Trailer No.92
Pannier Tank No. 3650 and Mogul No. 5322
Black Python real ale bar open
Visits to the Thames Valley Signalling Centre (arranged by the Swindon Panel Society)
+ Signalling in Operation on the Branch Line (Saturday and Monday Only)