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Preparing for a repaint
Loco Cleaning
Repainting 6106

Non-Operational Locomotives Group

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Peter Nicholls (left) and Harry Pollard cleaning locomotive 6697

Help Our Giants Sleep!

Didcot’s large collection of non-operational locomotives need your help.

They need your assistance to maintain their good looks. You can contribute towards the upkeep of these fantastic steam engines, from wee ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ to the magnificent mainline locos such as 5051 ‘Drysllwyn Castle’.

The Non-Operational Locomotives Group meet regularly, usually the first Saturday and third Thursday of a month, but we can also be on site on other days and evenings, so times may be available to suit you better. There is no minimum attendance, just spare the time when you can.

There are also many jobs which can be done away from Didcot such as: maintaining accounts, communications, cleaning small parts, small repairs, painting etc. No previous experience is required!

We are looking for people who:

We can offer you:

Fancy a turn for the dirty ? E-Mail: Non-Operational Locomotives Group

Facebook Link for Non-Operational Locomotives Group

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Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway