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 drafted some basic plans and ideas.

We’ve now 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 various restoration projects.

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.