Raiway Centre and Pendon Museum
We met outside the clubhouse
for our 09.00 pick up by Silverline Coaches 37 seater. We
went directly to Didcot Railway Centre and were dropped at
Didcot railway station at 10.30. A short walk through the
station took us to the entrance where our visit began.
Cardiff Railway/G.W.R. 0-4-0ST
1338 ran light engine to Didcot Halt where it worked the branch
train to Burlescombe Transfer Shed coupled to an auto trailer.
The Broad Gauge service from Burlescombe started a little
later, slightly delayed by work being completed by a film
crew. The service between Mainline Station and Oxford Road
Station was worked by G.W.R. 2-6-0 5322 in WW1 R.O.D.
livery and G.W.R. corridor coaches.
Members took time to take
trips on all 3 trains and visited the engine shed, loco works,
carriage and wagon workshop, museum and shop with plenty of
time for photography and refreshmesnts.
We left promptly at 14.00
for Pendon Model Railway Museum, not forgetting to photograph
Euroshed 66026 and departmental Sprinter 950001 at Didcot
At Pendon village we
had a quarter of a mile walk to the museum, since there
was a restriction on coaches using the road. Again we had
plenty of time for photography of the models built and demonstrated,
and all our questions were answered by the museum guides.
Use of the shop and refreshments was again made. We left Pendon
at 16.15 and returned at 18.00 after a successful visit.