Didcot Railway Centre
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Didcot Railway Centre
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Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
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Guest locomotive, Peppercorn A1 class Pacific 60163 Tornado will feature extensively over the four days of Easter steamings (25-28 March) at Didcot Railway Centre, along with locomotives from our home fleet.

On Sunday 7 February Didcot Railway Centre will be running Little Engineers Pre-School Workshops, in the Science, Learning and Railways carriages for children aged 3-6 years. The event is entitled 'How Steam Engines Work'.

The project to build a new 4-6-0 County class locomotive - 1014 ‘County of Glamorgan’ took a big step forward on Thursday 20 August with the return of the frames from Tyseley Locomotive Works.

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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.

Great Western Trust Museum

Please be aware that the Great Western Trust Museum is closed for refurbishment at present and will re-open on 13 February 2016, which will also be the next day on which passenger trains are in operation.

The rest of the Railway Centre including our Shop and Restaurant remains open as normal.

Didcot Parkway Railway Station Sunday Closures

Please be aware that due to electrification work there will be no trains to or from Didcot Parkway Railway Station on Sundays February 7 & 28 and March 6, 13, 20 & 27. See Great Western Railway website for details. Access to Didcot Railway Centre, through the station, is unaffected.

The Railway Centre is now open at weekends and from 13 February to 21 February 2016.

Next Running Days

To see all the events and open days for 2016 have a look at the 2016 Calendar. You can also check which locomotives are scheduled to be in steam using the Locomotive Roster.

Our 2016 Programme Leaflet, detailing all events and running days, is now available to download - (2Mb .pdf file).




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Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway