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History
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Major Events
Pictures from two of our two major outdoor events.
2015 Steam & Real Ale

2014 Wartime Weekend
More track
We opened a new extension to Taw Valley in 2012. Now we are working towards Cricklade again.
Restoration Projects
Three pages showing some of the locomotive and rolling stock restoration that has been completed on the Railway.
Steam locos
Diesel locos
Rolling stock
Private Events
With the steady expansion of our catering and hospitality facilities, private events at the Railway are becoming increasingly popular.
Vintage
Train
The work of the Vintage Train Project on surviving GWR, Taff Vale, Cambrian and North London coaches.
Taff Vale No 73 enters service
Galloping
Gertie
The Galloping Gertie project aims to reconstruct one of the Beyer Peacock 2-6-0 goods locomotives that ran on the MSWJ.

Restoring the Thumper
Click here for a page that wll show progress with the restoration of
DEMU No 1302 after the total loss of its Driving Trailer in an arson attack.

Please support the railway's new steam locomotive

No 3135 'Spartan' is a Tkh classs 0-6-0T locomotive built by the Fablok company of Chrzanov, Poland in 1953.
      Tkh locomotives are already in service with a number of other heritage railways where they are powerful and willing performers. No 3135 is seen as an ideal acquistion for the Swindon & Cricklade: 'Spartan' is in fact the first steam locomotive to be wholly owned by the railway.
      The agreement under which 'Spartan' was acquired now needs the railway to restore funds borrowed to complete the purchase. We are therefore asking enthusiasts and other supporters of the railway - the only operator of heritage steam in Swindon - to add to the railway's own cash generation by using the 'donations' link below. Thank you!
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Swordfish moves under its own steam

February saw Andrew Barclay 0-6-0ST No 2138 'Swordfish' moving under its own steam for the first time since 1965. While work remains to be done, it is planned that 'Swordfish' will join Fabryka Locomotyw 0-6-0T 'Spartan' as the railway's second operating steam locomotive.
             The restoraton of 'Swordfish' has been a nine-year task for the locomotiive's owners, and having the locomotive moving under its own steam is a tremendous achievement for them. Its return to passennger duties will be announced here as soon as possible.
SWORDFISH IS SCHEDULED TO RE-ENTER SERVICE ON 16 & 17 JULY



Voted "Excellent value and a wonderful evening", our 2016 dates are June 17th, July 15th and September 2nd - all Fridays.
Ticket price includes a two-course hot buffet meal + tea or coffee.
A reasonably-priced bar will also be available.
Booking essential. Click here to email for more details and to book.

Halloween Ghost Train
Fri & Sat
28 & 29 October
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Click here for info

Our thanks to BMW, Amey and Network Rail
The railway wishes to record its thanks to BMW Group Plant Swindon, Amey and Network Rail for their valuable donations of track materials and pointwork.
Click here for details

Engine Shed Appeal
The engine shed extension has been built! Thanks go to everyone involved.
Click to see pictures

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