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2014 Events
Pictures from our two major outdoor events in 2014.
Steam & Real Ale

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.
Pages describing the work of the Vintage Train Project on surviving GWR, Taff Vale, Cambrian and North London coaches.
The Galloping Gertie project aims to reconstruct one of the Beyer Peacock 2-6-0 goods locomotives that ran on the MSWJ.

Approaching Cricklade again

We are now clearing the ground so as to be able to prepare the track bed and extend the railway from South Meadow Lane to Farfield Lane.
More info here
At the moment, car parking space at Blunsdon has been somewhat reduced by stacks of rail and sleepers. We hope you will understand that this is a temporary necessity - it will all be going to extend the railway towards Cricklade.

New and secondhand railway books
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'Days Gone' collectables
Placemats, Kitchen Boards
Paperweights and Bookmarks
Pens, Pencils, Postcards
Open Saturdays, Sundays and Special Events 11am - 4 pm.

Santa Specials
Saturdays & Sundays
Nov 29/30, Dec 6/7, 13/14 & 20/21

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Christmas Meal on the Moonraker Dining Train with Santa
Sunday 23rd November
Click here for menu and prices
Click here to book (pre-booking essential)

Our thanks to

The railway wishes to record its thanks to BMW Group Plant Swindon for its valuable donation of track and pointwork.
Click here for details

The On Line Railway Cabin
Click below to use a link to 'The On Line Railway Cabin', a site designed to help those training for operational roles on the railway and full of interest for the enthusiast.
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Railway Conference
Wiltshire Museum says it is organising an Industrial Archaeology Railway Conference in Devizes on Saturday 22nd November. Click here for program, venue details and costs.

Voted "Excellent value and a wonderful evening", our 2015 dates are June 19th, July 24th and September 4th - 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.

Engine Shed Appeal
Please help us to extend the Hayes Knoll shed to provide separate accommodation for working locomotives and return the Restoration Centre to its full potential.
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No 6984
Owsden Hall

Good progress has been made since the locomotive arrived in May 2013. The tender is now finished apart from rubbing down and painting, which is hoped to be done soon, now that the weather seems to be improving.
             On the locomotive, the inside motion is finished, all sand boxes have been repaired and fitted, and all the valve rods and pistons fitted. All brake linkages have been stripped down, cleaned and refitted. The boiler has been moved into its correct position. Fabrication on left hand side (firemanís) fire-iron splasher is nearly completed and all the other splashers finished.
             At the moment (March 2014) the cab floor being worked upon and the cab being rubbed down and painted. We are also preparing to align and fit the pistons and slide bars.

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