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Sep 06

Oldminster Sidings Undergrowth Clearance Complete

It’s been tough work, with teams of volunteers working 3 to 4 days per week for the last 5 months, right through the heat wave, but we’re delighted to announce that we’ve completed the ground clearance work of the 1 acre site at Oldminster sidings in time before the end of August environmental deadline, when any …

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Jul 13

Members Cycling for VoBR

Two of our members, Steve Armstrong and his son George are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help raise money for the Vale of Berkeley Railway

Feb 16

Don’t Forget Your Membership Renewal for March

Please don’t forget that membership renewals is due by the 1st March. Existing members should have received their forms in the post or by email and our membership secretary is looking forward to receiving them. Your support through membership is vital to help us to make the Vale of Berkeley Railway a reality and secure …

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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 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

Nov 20

Signal Posts

Signal Posts As part of the plan to open a Heritage Railway along the Sharpness branch line, the Vale of Berkeley Railway will need to re-install a good number of GWR & LMS signal posts. Whilst we’ve managed to already obtain a few, recently we’ve been very lucky with donations of signal posts. Rangeworthy GWR Signal …

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Aug 16

Hot, Sunny & Succesful Show

The Vale of Berkeley Railway and 44901 Kingmoor Black 5 had a very successful weekend at the excellent Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza show in South Cerney. The Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) certainly know how to put on a good show.         We had an excellent location, near to …

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Aug 16

Raffle Tickets Now Available

To help raise much needed funds for the planning & line survey work, VBR has launched a raffle, with first price of £100. Tickets can be bought at the engine shed or at any of the events we attend (see events calendar). The draw will be held at the Christian Wolmar Event on the 15th …

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Jul 27

British Gypsum No. 2 Ready for the Show

Our 1967 built, Vanguard diesel shunter, British Gypsum No. 2 has been restored by a small team of volunteers at the Vale of Berkeley Railway, just in time to be on show at the Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, 5th to 7th August, South Cerney. For details see http://www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk/ This Thomas Hill built, 4wDH loco, …

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