Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
Tel: 01235 817200
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.
Three mighty steam locomotives, the pride of the pre-nationalisation Great Western Railway and London & North Eastern Railway will gather at Didcot Railway Centre on 5 and 6 April 2014 ...
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 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.
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
Broad Gauge Locomotive ‘Fire Fly’ in Operation and ‘Iron Duke’ on display
+ Signalling in operation on the Branch Line (Sunday and Monday only)
+ Travelling Post Office Demonstrations (Sunday and Monday only)
+ Didcot's own Chipper the Squirrel ! (Friday and Monday only)
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
Signalling in Operation on the Branch Line
Black Python real ale bar open
Visits to the Thames Valley Signalling Centre (arranged by the Swindon Panel Society)