06/11/2023 @ 10:19:00 - Progress as of 5th November, with the first major concrete pour
15/09/2023 @ 15:43:00 - Our latest visitor is delivered to Didcot West Yard
12/09/2023 @ 08:42:00 - Contractors begin excavations on Monday 11 September
07/04/2023 @ 09:46:00 - But don't worry - it's only our new brand of beer!
12/02/2023 @ 08:37:00 - Oldest working steam locomotive visits at Easter
27/01/2023 @ 14:04:00 - A long term loan of No 1023 "Western Fusilier" by the NRM
26/01/2023 @ 07:42:00 - Save the Date - 4th March 2023
12/10/2022 @ 14:52:00 - Phase one of the Coal Stage conservation is completed
26/09/2022 @ 12:07:00 - GWS Statement Regarding the Purchase of 7027 THORNBURY CASTLE
30/05/2022 @ 14:23:00 - Water Jetting Complete
09/05/2022 @ 08:48:00 - We are pleased to have taken delivery of GWR Coach No. 820
12/04/2022 @ 10:19:00 - Two significant awards (and a runner-up!)
21/02/2022 @ 07:50:00 - Scaffolding surrounds the 1932 structure
13/02/2022 @ 09:49:00 - For the first time since 1994
10/07/2021 @ 13:59:00 - Having 6040 in action at Didcot will recall the days when six of the gargantuan American-built locos were based at Didcot in 1943-44
30/06/2021 @ 14:09:00 - Veteran 0-6-2T, No. 29, has moved from its home shed at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Didcot Railway Centre for the summer season
16/04/2021 @ 11:14:00 - May 1 will see diminutive 0-4-0ST “Trojan” return to service at Didcot Railway Centre at a ceremony to be performed by local MP, David Johnston OBE.
17/04/2021 @ 09:18:00 - Work on the Great Western Society’s first locomotive, No 1466, is continuing
02/04/2021 @ 00:05:00 - Didcot Railway Centre has received a grant of £114,015 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.
08/03/2021 @ 16:13:00 - Didcot Railway Centre’s volunteer photographer, Frank Dumbleton, was named an “Unsung Hero” at Tourism South East’s prestigious Beautiful South Awards
26/02/2021 @ 14:46:00 - The Centre will reopen in mid-April following the Government’s announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown.
21/01/2021 @ 08:56:00 - One of Didcot Railway Centre’s longest-standing volunteers has been shortlisted in the prestigious Beautiful South Awards
24/11/2020 @ 10:13:00 - The Great Western Society, the Charity that runs Didcot Railway Centre, today announces the appointment of two additional Trustees to augment the experience and expertise of the Board.
16/11/2020 @ 11:54:00 - The Centre is one of six museums and heritage sites have been selected to work in partnership with artists to commission a new work of art inspired by each venue.
12/10/2020 @ 10:14:00 - Didcot Railway Centre’s unique Great Western Railway 'Saint' Class locomotive has received a highly commended accolade in the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards 2020
22/08/2020 @ 13:33:00 - Didcot Railway Centre will provide a real treat for visitors over the August Bank Holiday as two of the living museum’s flagship locomotives – each with a fascinating story – will be in action on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August.
06/07/2020 @ 14:15:00 - Volunteer Frank Dumbleton has been presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the national Museums & Heritage Awards.
06/07/2020 @ 13:57:00 - Didcot Mayor, Eleanor Hards, Deputy Mayor, Mocky Khan, and Local MP David Johnston OBE were amongst more than 300 visitors who made tracks to Didcot Railway Centre for the living museum’s re-opening weekend on 4 and 5 July.
19/05/2020 @ 09:48:00 - A carriage once used on the prestigious Caledonian Sleeper from London to the Scottish Highlands has arrived at Didcot Railway Centre
02/04/2020 @ 11:39:00 - Didcot Railway Centre and Swindon Panel Society are proud to be helping Network Rail during this Coronavirus period
24/02/2020 @ 10:03:00 - Heritage Railway Association, Chairman's award goes to GWS team
18/02/2020 @ 11:16:00 - Recently elected MP for Wantage, David Johnston visits Didcot Railway Centre
04/01/2020 @ 10:23:00 - Richard is to receive The Railway Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Railway Preservation
21/11/2019 @ 18:42:00 - Embarking on a programme of audience development to increase visitor numbers to Didcot Railway Centre, widen the access to the collection and extend the reach of its activities
29/06/2019 @ 16:49:00 - The book you have been waiting for
27/05/2019 @ 18:26:00 - Didcot Railway Centre Gains TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Hall of Fame Award
17/05/2019 @ 18:51:00 - We're having a ‘Pendennis Castle’ day at Didcot Railway Centre
27/03/2019 @ 18:23:00 - Newly-rebuilt locomotive to be launched at Didcot Railway Centre
27/03/2019 @ 16:44:00 - An update on the latest progress with the overhaul
04/03/2019 @ 18:28:00 - Great Western Society Limited appoints its first Chief Executive
13/02/2019 @ 19:24:00 - Friday 5th April at 11:15am
11/02/2019 @ 10:40:00 - D9551 to visit from Severn Valley Railway
04/01/2019 @ 18:50:00 - Collett 0-4-2 of 1935 to visit from late April
07/12/2018 @ 18:45:00 - 1466 to be in steam for 60th anniversary
18/10/2018 @ 18:57:00 - Didcot Railway Centre in Two Finals!
03/10/2018 @ 18:21:00 - Driver to Director