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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

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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Jul 27

Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza

Come and meet us at our sales stand during this event. We’ll also be exhibiting a newly restored, 1964 Vanguard Diesel Shunter, which our volunteers have just completed. For details see http://www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk/  

Jul 19

Reminder: S. S. Freshspring Talk

Thursday 21st July at 7:30 there will be a talk on the S.S. Freshspring at the Engine Shed, Sharpness. The Steamship Freshspring Society owns and is restoring this historic vessel to working order. A chance to learn more and meet the team who own her. She will be in the dry dock at Sharpness by …

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