Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
Tel: 01235 817200
Confirmed visiting locomotives:
- Class 03 - D2120
- Class 33 - 33035
- Class 46 - 46045
- Class 56 - 56098
- Class 66 - DB Cargo
- Class 165 - GWR
(we can also confirm the beers!)
The Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally on Sunday 5 June 2016 will now be held in the Foxhall Road Car Park.
As part of Volunteers' Week, we are offering a chance to find out about volunteering 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.
Diesel Gala and Real Ale Festival - 28-30 May
As there are fewer mainline diesels attending than we had hoped we will be reducing the admission charge for the Diesel Gala this coming weekend. Admission will be £11 (adult), £9 (child), £10 (60+) and £34 (family, 2 adults + 2 children).
The Railway Centre is now open at weekends and daily from 28 May to 11 September 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).
Sat 28 - Mon 30 May — Diesel Gala and Real Ale Festival
Signalling in Operation on the Branch Line
‘Black Python’ Real Ale Bar open
+ Dakota flypast (Sunday only), weather permitting
+ Oxford Ukuleles Big Band (Sunday only)
+ Guided visits to Swindon Panel (exhibit under construction) - Sunday & Monday only
Sun 5 June — Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally
Train rides at the Railway Centre (admission included in rally ticket)
Vintage bus Services to the Rally Site
Rally includes buses, commercial vehicles and cars, also features WW2 vehicles
+ Dakota flypast, weather permitting
Sun 19 June — Fathers' Day
Steam train rides on the Main Demonstration Line
Drive the 08 Diesel Shunter and enjoy a personal guided tour of the loco works for £10. (Advance Booking advisable - Tel: 01235 817200)
Spitfire flypast at about 1:45pm, weather permitting