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Welcome to the Vale of Berkeley Railway

Steam locomotive number 1472 arriving at Berkeley Station in 1961

1472 at Berkeley Station 1961

Our aim is to reopen the Sharpness branch line, in Gloucestershire, to passengers as a heritage railway tourist attraction, rebuilding some of the key structures that once adorned this historic joint GWR & LMS Severn & Wye Railway.


We have established an engineering facility based in the Old Engine House by the docks, to restore heritage locomotives, rolling stock and other items from a bygone era, and to serve as an initial base for the Vale of Berkeley Railway.  Now we are working on developing the original Sharpness freight sidings site, as the next phase in our plans to establish a Heritage Railway operation towards Berkeley.

Steam locomotive number 6412 at Sharpness Station   in 1964

6412 at Sharpness 1964

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