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Locomotives 6023 and 5051 in front of the engine shed Steam Railmotor from the footplate of passing locomotive

Special Events

We are planning Special Events for 2018 as follows:

See also: Themed Days, Day Out with Thomas and Day Out with Thomas and meet Father Christmas.

Scroll down or click on any of these events for more details. The page will be updated as each event approaches.

Rails on the Western Front

Great War Society

26-28 May 2018 - (Gala Day admission prices apply)

Join us at Rails on the Western Front to commemorate the First World.

The Great War Society will be recreating a French Station and an infantry camp.

At a similar event last year we asked visitors to leave their memories of the event and how it inspired them to discover more about their family and the First World War.  We worked with Megan, a Y10 student from Didcot Girls' School, on a project to document the notes (227kb .pdf document).

We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their support for the project.

There will be a short commemorative service a 2pm on Sunday 27, with the Mayor of Didcot in attendance.

The event includes:


No advance booking, just come along on the day. Last admission 3.30 pm.

Opening Event for The Signalling Centre

Swindon Panel
Thorpe-le-Soken Panel

23-24 June 2018 - (Normal Running Day admission prices apply)

The Signalling Centre will be opened by Francis How, Chief Executive of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers at 12 noon on Saturday.

Trains in operation on both demonstration lines.


Additional attractions include:

As ever we can only give an indication of what is intended and all details may be subject to change at short notice.









Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway