Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
Tel: 01235 817200
Over the years, Didcot Railway Centre has been used more than 100 times for main stream films, documentaries, commercial advertising or music videos.
As part of the Society celebrating 50 years at Didcot there will be an informal volunteers reunion ...
Our warmest congratulations go to Viv Cooper who has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.
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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 open at weekends and daily from 8 - 23 April.
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.
Our 2017 Programme Leaflet, detailing all events and running days, is available to download - (1.1Mb .pdf file).
50 years of Didcot Railway Centre Gala
14 April - 1 May
(Trains running only on dates shewn below)
Throughout the event we will be featuring:
Visiting engines including:
- 2807 from the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway
- 813 from the Severn Valley Railway
- The Wee Engine - No 11 from the East Anglian Railway Museum
and from our own fleet - 4144, 6023 King Edward II and the Steam Rail Motor
Display of 50 O Gauge locomotives and hopefully some O Gauge model railways.
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.
Fri 14 - Mon 17 April — Easter Steamdays
Additional Family Easter activities include a 1967 themed Treasure Hunt. Visitors can dress up in Welford Park Ticket Office and watch the trains from the train themed Play Park in our Picnic Area.
Wed 19 April — Steamday
Sat 22 - Sun 23 April — Steamdays
Sat 29 April - Mon 1 May — Steamdays
Black Python Real Ale Bar open
Signalling in Operation on the Branch line
We hope to have a miniature railway in operation
+ Volunteer Re-union (Sat 29 only)
+ Oxford Ukeleles (Sun 30 only)
+ Spitfire & Hurricane Flypast, weather permitting (Sun 30 only)