Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
Tel: 01235 817200
In a preservation first this Spring, Didcot Railway Centre will host three British Railways blue steam locomotives together in one place.
The construction of 4709 took a major step forward at the end of 2013 when final assembly of the main frames got under way.
2014 is already starting to look like a busy year for Didcot's locomotives visiting other lines, and other locomotives visiting Didcot.
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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 from 5 to 21 April.
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.
Sat 5 - Sun 6 April — Once in Blue Moon
See the three locomotives in British Railways Express Blue livery in the same place for the first time:
- LNER A1 60163 ‘Tornado’
- GWR King 6023 ‘King Edward II’
- LNER A4 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’
Fri 18 - Mon 21 April — Easter Family Fundays
Children's Entertainment - Magic Show, Balloon Modelling, Street Organ
Children's Activities in the Science, Learning and Railways carriages
Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
+ Travelling Post Office demonstrations (Sunday and Monday only)
+ Signalling in operation on the Branch Line (Sunday and Monday only)
+ Didcot's own Chipper the Squirrel (Friday and Monday only)!
April — Heritage Diesel Days