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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’, or by credit card.

GWS Calendar 2014

Great Western Society Steam Calendar 2014

Once again we are delighted to present a selection of crisp monochrome archive photographs, this year in conjunction with R J Blenkinsop, of GWR locomotives. The information below each photograph is informative and we are sure you will enjoy and wish to retain the photographs once 2014 has passed.

Price: £9:00 (including UK postage)

Christmas Cards

Great Western Society Christmas Cards

Snowy scenes around Didcot Railway Centre.

£7.45 per pack of 6 (including UK postage)


Railmotor - The Steam Engine that Rewrote Railway History

A truly astonishing story of the restoration and rebirth of Edwardian magnificence, No. 93 is the only steam railmotor operating in Britain today.  You have read about this wonderful vehicle in the Great Western Echo, now is the time to own the book.

Hardback, Robin Jones, Halsgrove

Price: £21.95 (including UK postage)

Paddington to Weymouth

Paddington to Weymouth - The Route in the 1950s

Depicting steam locomotives at work between Paddington and Weymouth as it used to be in the age of steam before the advent of mass closures of branch lines and stations before dieselisation

Hardback, Derek Phillips (Irwell Press)

Price: £29.95 (including UK postage)

Western Branch Lines

Western Branch Lines

David Soggee has assembled a selection of his photographic masterpieces focusing on the late 1950s/ early 1960s before diesel traction and branch line closure made a significant impact.

Hardback, David Soggee & Michael Welch (Capital Transport)

Price: £21.95 (including UK postage)

Great Western Kings

Great Western Kings

This authoritative and lavishly illustrated book celebrates the iconic King Class of steam locomotive looking first through the history of GWR 20th century locomotive design and then providing an in depth review of the life and times of the Kings themselves.

Hardback, Kevin McCormack (Haynes)

Price: £30:00 (including UK postage)

GWR Signalbox cats

GWR Signal Box Cats - Liveries and Allocations

A fun book of anecdotes and other stories from the steam era. Intended as an amusing aside to the more serious side of railway study.

Softback, (Noodlebooks).

Price: £15.95 (including UK postage)



Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway