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Didcot Railway Centre Diamond Jubilee Gala

Jul 31, 2021 – Aug 1, 2021

Tickets for our Diamond Jubilee Gala - Part 1 on 31July & 1 August are now on sale!
Ride behind six locomotives, see the 70ft turntable in action, watch enginemen replenish their locos at the coal stage, experience the spectacle of coal wagons being propelled up the steep incline to the working 1...

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Climb aboard a working steam train for a trip to a spooky Victorian station where you can step into a haunted carriage. There are treats for every child (but no tricks!), a diesel engine named "Phantom", a Hallowsteam trail and plenty of ghoulish goings on.

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Climb aboard a working steam train for a trip to a spooky Victorian station where you can step into a haunted carriage. There are treats for every child (but no tricks!), a diesel engine named "Phantom", a Hallowsteam trail and plenty of ghoulish goings on.

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Visiting locomotives No 813 & No.31 'Sir Robert McAlpine'

Come and see two very special visiting locomotives on our Half-Term Steam Days - 26, 27, 30 October, 2 and 3 November. The pair are both over 100 years old and were built by Hudswell Clarke & Co in Leeds, but they have had very differen...

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Come and meet Thomas and his friends

05-Oct-2019 – 06-Oct-2019

We are looking forward to welcoming Thomas the Tank Engine on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October.

Come and meet Thomas and his friends the Great Western engines, see The Fat Controller, who will be keeping an eye on everything, see magic shows with Rusty and Dusty and enjoy unlimited rides behind T...

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DIDCOT TO OXFORD GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 175TH ANNIVERSARY

15-Jun-2019 – 15-Jun-2019

Didcot Railway Centre is just one of the places to enjoy on this day as we celebrate the opening of the Didcot to Oxford branch line of the Great Western Railway in June 1844. This photograph shows Fire Fly class locomotive ‘Centaur’ of the type that would have hauled the first trains on the line...

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THE HALL AND SAINT

07-Jun-2019 – 09-Jun-2019

On 7, 8 and 9 June we bring together two locomotives which represent the beginning and end of the remarkable engineering strategy that the Great Western Railway pursued for 50 years in the first half of the 20th century. It resulted in an unrivaled motive power fleet based on standardised compone...

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DIDCOT TRANSPORT RALLY AND VINTAGE BUS RUNNING DAY

02-Jun-2019 – 02-Jun-2019

Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus Trust (TV&GWOT) is again supporting the Great Western Society organising a vintage bus running day as part of the Transport Rally alongside Didcot Railway Centre.

TV&GWOT is co-ordinating vintage bus services on former Great Western Railway Road Motors, T...

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Heritage Diesel Days

04-May-2019 – 06-May-2019

Heritage Diesel Days; 4, 5, 6 May

Featuring Double-headed Diesels with visitor D9551 and our own D9516 running double and single headed at various times throughout the day. They will be hauling passenger coaches and freight trains at different times.

Our own diesel railcar No 22 of 1941 vintage...

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Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre

See our unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics; and a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway. Join us in our rural setting based around the original 1930s engine shed.

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Station Road
Didcot
OX11 7NJ
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Opening Hours

Mon:Closed
Tue:Closed
Wed:10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:Closed
Fri:Closed
Sat:10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sun:10:30 am – 4:00 pm
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