|DIDCOT RAILWAY CENTRE TRANSPORT RALLY 05 JUNE 2016|
An illustrated write-up of the event can be
seen on the
TV&GWOT supported the Didcot Railway Centre in organising their second Transport Rally on the first Sunday in June. TV&GWOT co-ordinated bus and coach entries and organised vintage bus services on former Great Western Railway Road Motors routes from Didcot. Bus and coach entrants were given two complimentary tickets for entrance to the Railway Centre.
We ran services on the following routes:
Didcot Wantage via Harwell, East Hendred and Ardington
Didcot Wallingford via Brightwell
Didcot Blewbury via East Hagbourne
All buses called at Didcot Parkway station on both outbound and inbound services where passengers could join or leave the bus and gain access to the Railway Centre through the station building. Additional frequent services ran between the rally site and Didcot Parkway station.
As well as the buses there were a steam road roller, vintage cars and commercial vehicles, together with miniature railway rides and trade stands. There was a vintage plane fly past during the afternoon. Admission to the Rally included access to Didcot Railway Centre, for train rides, and shops and the refreshment room for souvenirs and sustenance.
An illustrated programme giving a brief history of the vehicles entered and service timetables is now available. It can be purchased:
BY POST for £4.50 including first class p&p by either:
- Sending a cheque payable to TV&GWOT to Ledger Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead SL6 2NR, or
- Paying by Paypal (including any postal / delivery instructions in the notes)
All vehicles subject to availabilityEntry Form
Entry is now closed
The event was centred on Didcot Railway Centre with the rally site on the nearby Didcot Foxhall Road APCOA car park (OX11 7HJ). A shuttle bus with 10 minute frequency connected the sties.
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