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Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally

Vintage Cars and Buses, Traction Engines and Steam & Diesel Trains - Sunday May 22nd

Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally - Sunday 22nd May

In conjunction with Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust, we are holding our fifth Transport Rally between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 22 May 2022. At the Didcot Railway Centre, we will have both steam and diesel trains offering unlimited rides, all our exhibits will be open and there will be some additional activities available. Admission ticket(s) for Didcot Railway Centre can be purchased in advance (from our website), or from our Ticket Office on site.

The Transport Rally static vehicle display will be at the Lady Grove Park, Didcot. Entrance to the static vehicle display is free and there will be a vintage shuttle bus service between the Static Displays and the Didcot Railway Centre.

Visitor parking is available at the normal car parks as shown on the Didcot Railway web site.

Attractions: 

  • A wide variety of vintage cars and some unusual commercial vehicles;
  • Vintage buses departing frequently from Didcot Parkway Interchange offering free; rides to local towns and villages;
  • Two steam traction engines will be arriving during the event
  • Miniature Railway
  • Other attractions within the Railway Centre;

At the Railway Centre, in addition to the usual attractions, there will be:

  • A display of vintage motorbikes
  • Oxford Model Railway Group will be exhibiting their layout (in the transfer shed)
  • The Garden Railway will be in operation

 


This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view our collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.

Discover Brunel's Broad Gauge and the 1930s Engine Shed. Visit the GWT Museum and our restoration workshops. Watch the modern passenger and freight trains from our Picnic Area.

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 and discover painstakingly restored buildings, coaches and wagons and learn more about the development of railways and how they changed everyday lives.

There's a chance to get hands-on in The Signalling Centre where you can find out how trains have been controlled through the ages and visit our shop and refreshment room?

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of our Great Western steam locomotives, or in our Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We have two running lines, 'The Main Line' and 'The Branch Line' with trains normally running on either or both of them. You may ride as many times as you like as there is no extra charge
  • Watch the trains go past. There are frequent journeys on our running lines so you will have plenty of opportunity to take photos from vantage points alongside the tracks as well as ride on the trains

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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