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New Directors to Strengthen Great Western Society Board

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.

Centre's Heritage set to Inspire Contemporary Artists

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.

National Accolade for Railway Centre

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

Two Remarkable Survivors Feature in Bank Holiday Steam Up

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.

National recognition for volunteer Frank

06/07/2020 @ 14:15:00 - Volunteer Frank Dumbleton has been presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the national Museums & Heritage Awards.

Mayor and Local MP Make Tracks To Railway Centre for Re-Opening

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.

Caledonian Sleeper Arrives at Didcot!

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

Heritage Railway Centre Helps Network Rail Combat Coronavirus Cancellations

02/04/2020 @ 11:39:00 - Didcot Railway Centre and Swindon Panel Society are proud to be helping Network Rail during this Coronavirus period

GWS receives HRA Award for recreation of the Saint

24/02/2020 @ 10:03:00 - Heritage Railway Association, Chairman's award goes to GWS team

MP Makes Tracks to Didcot

18/02/2020 @ 11:16:00 - Recently elected MP for Wantage, David Johnston visits Didcot Railway Centre

Job Vacancies - Catering Supervisors and Visitor Facilities Assistant

15/02/2020 @ 12:47:00 - Opportunities to join the energetic and committed DRC team

Lifetime Achievement Award for Former GWS Chairman, Richard Croucher

04/01/2020 @ 10:23:00 - Richard is to receive The Railway Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Railway Preservation

GWS adopts twin track approach to audience development

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

The Story of the Lady of Legend

29/06/2019 @ 16:49:00 - The book you have been waiting for

TripAdvisor - Hall of Fame Award

27/05/2019 @ 18:26:00 - Didcot Railway Centre Gains TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Hall of Fame Award

Pendennis Castle Day - 25th May 2019

17/05/2019 @ 18:51:00 - We're having a ‘Pendennis Castle’ day at Didcot Railway Centre

Saint Launches on April 5th 2019

27/03/2019 @ 18:23:00 - Newly-rebuilt locomotive to be launched at Didcot Railway Centre

Locomotive No. 4079 - Pendennis Castle

27/03/2019 @ 16:44:00 - An update on the latest progress with the overhaul

Emma Jhita appointed as Chief Executive

04/03/2019 @ 18:28:00 - Great Western Society Limited appoints its first Chief Executive

Prue Leith to launch 'Lady of Legend'

13/02/2019 @ 19:24:00 - Friday 5th April at 11:15am

Two Class 14 Diesels for Mayday Weekend event

11/02/2019 @ 10:40:00 - D9551 to visit from Severn Valley Railway

1450 to visit for the summer

04/01/2019 @ 18:50:00 - Collett 0-4-2 of 1935 to visit from late April

GWS original locomotive goes away for contract overhaul

07/12/2018 @ 18:45:00 - 1466 to be in steam for 60th anniversary

Didcot First - Business and Community Awards

18/10/2018 @ 18:57:00 - Didcot Railway Centre in Two Finals!

Jon Barlow swaps his Billy Can for a Suit

03/10/2018 @ 18:21:00 - Driver to Director

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