In conjunction with Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust, we are holding our third Transport Rally. The event will be integral with Didcot Railway Centre where our usual railway-related operations and exhibits will be available, plus some additional activities. The admission price for the Rally includes access to Didcot Railway Centre where steam and diesel trains will be offering unlimited rides.
The Transport Rally will be held in Ladygrove Park, Didcot. Access for visitors to the rally will be by free Vintage bus (courtesy of Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust) from outside Didcot Parkway station or by foot (5 minutes walk from Didcot Parkway station) via Cow Lane bridge underpass. Please purchase your Transport Rally and Railway Centre admission ticket in advance, or from the Didcot Railway Centre kiosk at the front of Didcot Parkway Station.
There will be no visitor parking at the Rally site so please park in the normal car parks for the railway centre.
Attractions arranged so far include:
All the above are subject to confirmation, and updates will be provided as exhibits are confirmed. We hope to have a 1940s feel to this year’s Rally both at the Rally site and at the Railway Centre. There will be catering and toilets available at the Rally site.
If you're interested in exhibiting your Classic or Vintage Motor vehicle, Stationary Engine or Miniature/Full sized Steam engine at the Didcot Transport Rally 2019 please complete and return the application form (54kb .pdf document).
For legal reasons for all buses and coaches that want to enter the event you must send TV&GWOT a more specific entry form - please see our event entry form.
This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view our collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in our Guidebook (available for purchase from our shop or at the entrance) and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.
You can walk around the only surviving steam age loco depot in its original condition, and get up close to our large collection of locomotives which are so much more impressive when seen from ground level. Why not explore the rest of the centre including the Archie Trail, the Science Learning & Railways interactive exhibition and visit our shop and refreshment room?
In addition, you will be able to:
Check our Locomotive Roster to see what we expect to be running on your next visit.
You can buy tickets online at any time prior to the day of your visit - or buy them at the entrance on arrival.
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