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Date registered: April 26, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Don’t Forget Your Membership Renewal for March — February 16, 2018
  2. Membership Breaks 400 — February 16, 2018
  3. Boost to Signal Box Fund — January 19, 2018
  4. Railtour down the Sharpness Branch Line — January 14, 2018
  5. Charitable Status for the Vale of Berkeley Railway — January 12, 2018

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Oct 26

Help Wanted

In all areas, but especially for Finance and Events. The Vale of Berkeley Railway is a purely volunteer organisation, which depends on the skills and time our volunteers can give to the railway and its projects. Whilst we can always do with extra help in all areas, we’re particularly keen to find more people to …

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Oct 26

Hamfallow Parish Council Visit

On Wednesday (25th Oct) three councillors from Hamfallow Parish Council paid the Vale of Berkeley Railway a visit. They were shown around the engine shed by Graham Sturgess (trustee) and with Wednesday being one of our volunteer days they were able to see a hive of activity on various restoration projects which left them very …

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Oct 25

New Project Starting Soon

We are hoping to soon start the restoration of this GWR 12ton 5 plank Open-A wagon and are in the process of putting a team together. You will need to be a member of the Vale of Berkeley railway, but if interested please get in touch.    

Oct 24

Rotary Club help boost Signal Box Fund

We’re delighted to have recently received a very kind donation of £500 for the Signal Box fund from the Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean, as a result of a talk about the Vale of Berkeley Railway given by Graham Sturgess, one of our trustees. Negotiations with Network Rail are still ongoing to …

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Oct 02

Next Shed Event – Thursday October 26th

The Night the Bridge Came Down As the Severn Bridge was destroyed by fire 57 years ago this month, Paul Barnett takes us through the momentous events of that night in 1960. Not to be missed!! During the evening we usually break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated and a raffle is …

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Aug 11

VoBR Magazine No 3 Autumn 2016

Aug 11

VoBR Magazine No 2 Summer 2016

Aug 11

Exciting new shed talks planned into next year

Howard Parker, the VoBR Trust Chairman, has been busy the last few months arranging a new line up of exciting talks at the engine shed. These usually take place once a month on a Thursday and cover a wide range of railway or local history topics. Please take a look at the “Shed Events” section …

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May 09

New Walls Revealed at Berkeley Dig

The last couple of weeks has seen a lot of progress with revealing the foundations of the old railway station at Berkeley. After having erected a new fence to cordon off the area, constructed in Midland Railway style, the right hand pavilion of the main building has been found where it meets the middle section and the location of …

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Apr 21

Old GWR Steam Shed Railings Reclaimed

The Vale of Berkeley Railway (VBR) are very fortunate to have been donated the railings, gates, some windows and columns from the old Great Western (GWR) Malvern Road Steam Shed in Cheltenham. A team from VBR along with a lorry & staff from Moveright helped load the railings and equipment have gone into storage. VBR plan to use these railings in the …

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