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Railway Experience Days

A chance of a lifetime to realise a childhood ambition and drive a steam engine. Ideal for a birthday treat, a special anniversary, corporate hospitality or pure self indulgence.

Relive the golden age of the Great Western Railway at Didcot Railway Centre where the original GWR engine shed is home to a fine collection of lovingly restored locomotives, looked after by the members of the Great Western Society.

The Day consists of:

The day commences at 8am with coffee and breakfast rolls and concludes at 4pm with the presentation of a Certificate of your day's experience.

Railway Experience Days - 2018

Download a Railway Experience Days Booking Form (210kb .pdf file)

On Railway Experience Days we normally use Great Western Prairie Tank No. 4144.

The Inclusive Cost

Participants are welcome to bring a guest (who must be booked in advance) who can accompany you for the tour and enjoy the day for £35 each including lunch. This is not suitable for young children.
To book please complete the attached form. If you have a Visa or MasterCard you can make a reservation by telephoning Didcot (01235) 817200 (Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 5pm). Railway Experience Days operate with a minimum of six participants; confirmation will be made when the minimum has been reached, or your alternative offered.

Railway Experience Day

The cost of a Railway Experience Day is £325

Download a Railway Experience Days Booking Form (210kb .pdf file)

See also our Great Days Out leaflet (1.1Mb .pdf file)




Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway