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We stock a large selection of railway videos. Please ask if you are interested in particular titles.

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.

A selection of more recent DVD's is shewn below:

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)

175 years of the Great Western

175 Years of the Great Western

A celebration of the Great Western Railway with men who actually worked for the GWR from the 1930s through to the 1960s.
We delve into the history of the company and its foundations starting with Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The STEAM museum of the GWR at Swindon is the backdrop to our look at four men who worked for the company. Several in their 90s now, they describe their working lives on the railway. We hear from David Maidment of his days as a career railwayman starting at Old Oak Common depot, moving to the various regions of the west country and Wales.
We see how the GWR lives on in the preservation movement of the 21st century starting with the Great Western Society and its base at Didcot.
Full of archive film from every corner of the Great Western.
* 1930s in Devon
* Laira Depot in the 1950s
* Castles at Paddington in the 1950s
* GWR promotional films
* Survey of GWS at Didcot
* Indepth look at STEAM, Swindon

DVD, 90 Mins.

Price: £14:95 (+ £2:00 UK postage)






Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway