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All of these items are available from the shop when the Centre is open, or by post from: Great Western Retail Sales, Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ.

You can telephone the shop, when the centre is open, on: +44 (0) 1235-817200 or e-mail Didcot Railway Centre Shop.

We can accept payment by cheque, payable to ‘Great Western Retail Sales Ltd’, or by credit card.

2017 Calendar

Didcot Railway Centre Calendar 2017

Now available from our new look shop, the 2017 Didcot Railway Centre calendar.

Price: In the shop £7.99 - Postage £2.00 within the UK or £4:00 overseas.

Please send a cheque payable to Great Western Retail Sales Ltd. to the Railway Centre or telephone 44 (0)1235 817200 during office hours with your credit/debit card details.

2017 Calendar

The Story of the Great Western Society

This programme delves into the 50-year history of the Great Western Society following progress since four schoolboys decided to save a 14xx autotank and trailer in 1965. From those early times the GWS has grown into on of the biggest railway heritage sites in southern England and has accumulated dozens of locomotives and items of rolling stock - all stabled at Didcot Railway Centre.

DVD, Kingfisher, 58 Mins.

Price: £12:95 (+ £2:00 UK postage)

Moguls and Prairies

Great Western Moguls and Prairies

This book describes the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of Prairie 2-6-2 tank engines and the Mogul 2-6-0s designed by Churchward in the early part of the twentieth century and perpetuated by his successor, Charles Collett, in the 1920s and 1930s.

Hardback, Pen and Sword, David Maidment

Price: £30.00 (+ P&P)

Great Western Manor Class

Great Western Manor Class

This book covers the 30 Manor class 4-6-0s designed by CB Collett in 1938, and built by the Great Western, and the Western Region at Swindon in two batches, 20 in 1938/9, and 10 in 1950. In order to save money the first 20 members of the class were built using parts from withdrawn 4300 class 2-6-0s, and were coupled to refurbished Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders.

Hardback, Pen and Sword, Laurence Waters

Price: £25:00 (+ P&P)












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