Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020

CANCELLED

Displays will demonstrate the procedures that the locos go through and the tools that are required. The restoration project on display will be Great Western Heavy Freight no. 2874 – a loco built in 1918 and withdrawn from service in 1963. Since that time the loco has been sitting outside – you will be able to see the effects!

Guided tours of the loco shed (on Sunday only) in small groups will show the various stages of work underway as well as views of the working engines that are rarely possible. Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to explain what’s going on and answer (most!) questions.  Age restrictions will apply to the tours, unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate  those aged 13 and under – 14 to 16 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  The tour is not suitable for dogs (assistance dogs are permitted).  We regret that due to the nature of the site, the tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility.  Entry to the display marquee is open to all.

Protective clothing will be provided where necessary but suitable (strong) footwear is essential for the tours.

There will be a limit to the number able to undertake the tours and advance booking is the only way to ensure your place – timed bookings through  –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The event will be open from 10:00 until 16:00 with timed tours on Sunday only throughout the day.

Free parking will, as always, be available but, at Toddington, in the overflow car park and also at Cheltenham Race Course Station.

Why not travel from Cheltenham Race Course by steam train and make a great day out of it?

To book your timed tour – please download the registration form,  Skills Day Registration Form complete and e-mail to:

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Further updates will be posted on the GWSR website click here

 

The Trust can be contacted by: 

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phone  –          01643 706943 

writing –          22 South Park, Minehead, TA24 8AL

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