Didcot Railway Centre
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Didcot Railway Centre
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Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
Tel: 01235 817200
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Didcot Railway Centre has received £8700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project ... which will focus on commemorating the 100th anniversary of 5322.

A second Gresley locomotive will be joining arguably the most famous locomotive in the world, Gresley class A3 Pacific 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’, on Sunday/Monday 27/28 August.

On Tuesday & Wednesday 8/9 August, the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre will perform ‘The Railway Children’ at Didcot Railway Centre

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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 entrance to Didcot Railway Centre is through the ticket hall and subway of Didcot Parkway Station.

The Railway Centre is open daily until 10 September (except for Friday 25 August, on which day we will be closed).

Flying Scotsman at Didcot Railway Centre - Tickets on Sale Today!

The World Famous 'Flying Scotsman' will be visiting Didcot Railway Centre over the August Bank Holiday weekend and will be running on our main demonstration line, with rides in a train of three vintage carriages from our newly extended platform.

Another visitor - ex Port Talbot Railway No.813, built in 1901, will be running a train on our branch line, so come and have another ride

60009 Union of South Africa will be in attendance on Sunday and Monday only.
Possibly the last chance to see these two locomotives in the same location.
Union of South Africa is a 1930s streamlined engine of the same type as record holder Mallard.

Other entertainment and our usual visitor attractions.

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance - No tickets will be available for purchase on the day.
Ticket prices are 20 adult and 10 child, and can be booked via Ticketmaster. Booking fees apply.

Next Running Days

To see all the events and open days for 2017 have a look at the 2017 Calendar. You can also check which locomotives are scheduled to be in steam using the Locomotive Roster. On Running Days admission includes unlimited train rides on our two Demonstration Lines as well as access to the Engine Shed, Carriage Display, Science Learning & Railways Exhibition and Air Raid Shelter.

Our 2017 Programme Leaflet, detailing all events and running days, is available to download - (1.1Mb .pdf file).



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