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Bringing back Rail to the Vale

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Photograph of a Fireless Locomotive

Fireless Locomotive

About us

The Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust is working to re-open the existing Sharpness Branch line to passengers. We aim to rebuild many of the key structures which once adorned this section of the historic joint GWR and LMS railway, formerly part of the Severn & Wye Railway. The result will be a new heritage railway attraction and educational facility, enhancing the local community.

Sponsor a Sleeper

Please support our Sponsor a Sleeper appeal. We need to replace hundreds of rotten wooden sleepers at Oldminster Sidings, and buy special sleepers for the points and ballast to lay under the track for drainage.


Sleepers for just one point cost around £6,000 and there are several to rebuild, so you can see the scale of our challenge!

JustGiving does not charge us a fee for their donations platform. Instead, when you donate you can choose if you want to contribute towards their running costs. 

Close up photo of some rotten sleepers

Join us

It's easy and fun to get involved, by joining as a member or as a volunteer. Your membership will help us get further down the line to achieve our goals.

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