Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Didcot Railway Centre, located in the town of Didcot in the English county of Oxfordshire, is based around the site of a comprehensive "engine shed" which became redundant due to the nationalisation of the UK railways, as well as the gradual switch from steam to diesel power. The Great Western Society was offered the use of the site and took it over in 1967. The society has a comprehensive collection of Great Western Railway locomotives and rolling stock. There are two short lengths of running track, each with a station at both ends. The shorter of the two lengths the 'branch line' has a wayside halt-type station named Didcot Halt at one end while at the other end is the transshipment shed dating from broad gauge days, when it was used for transferring goods from broad to "narrow" gauge rolling stock and vice versa; it has been carefully moved and reconstructed from its original site nearby. This is where the broad gauge Firefly replica, completed in 2005, can normally be found.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135967150
  • 9786135967159