About Us

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In the summer of 2013 a small group, all with significant experience of heritage railway preservation, became aware of the potential to create a heritage railway along the existing Sharpness Branch line from Sharpness to Berkeley Road. After exploring the area and some initial research into the fascinating and interesting history of the Severn & Wye Railway, as well as its current use, we felt this was a very worthwhile and exciting project with lots of potential and so produced a detailed and viable business plan.

We established a base and engineering restoration facility in the Old Engine House, besides the docks in Sharpness where we have a dedicated team of volunteers working on a wide range of various restoration projects, some of which are detailed under the projects section. In December 2017 we were granted charitable status as a CIO, registration number 1176597.

In the mean time we’re continuing to work towards gaining acess to the Sharpness Branch line with the aim of running heritage trains on the branch within a few years.

Read more about our plans, current progress and the structure of our organisation by selecting a menu option.