Welcome to the Vale of Berkeley Railway

Our aim is to reopen the Sharpness branch line, in Gloucestershire, to passengers as a heritage railway tourist attraction, rebuilding some of the key structures that once adorned this historical joint GWR & LMS Severn & Wye Railway.

We have established an engineering facility based in the old Engine Shed by the docks in order to restore heritage locomotives, rolling stock and other suitable items from a by-gone era and to serve as an initial base for the Vale of Berkeley Railway.  Eventually we hope to restore the original Sharpness station site, and start up a Heritage Railway operation towards Berkeley.














Opening Hours:

Currently the Engine Shed is open for Volunteers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
Visitors are welcome during these times to look round the shed, meet our volunteers and find out more about the project. In order to find us please take a look at the Contact Us page as we’re not sign posted.
For details on joining the railway please see our membership page.
The Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust, known as The Vale of Berkeley Railway, is a registered charity (CIO), number 1176597.


Why not join our facebook group and keep up to date with all the day to day developments at the Engine Shed. Some of the most recent posts can be seen by clicking below.

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Signalling Appeal

The Vale of Berkeley Railway is urgently trying to raise money in order to secure the purchase of two or three redundant Midland Railway Signal Boxes from Network Rail along with associated signalling equipment. The boxes we’re interested in are ideal for Oldminster Junction and Berkeley Station. Time is of the essence as these boxes …

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