Did­cot to bid for lottery fund­ing

Steam Railway (UK) - - News | Focus -

Did­cot Rail­way Cen­tre is pre­par­ing a bid for Her­itage Lottery fund­ing to­wards its 1932 GWR en­gine shed. It is planned to al­low vis­i­tor ac­cess to the foot­plates of more lo­co­mo­tives, with an im­proved de­sign of steps. Other pro­pos­als in­clude au­dio-vis­ual pre­sen­ta­tions in the cabs of the en­gines and ad­ja­cent rooms, in­clud­ing record­ings of for­mer staff. Richard Pre­ston, man­ager of the GWS ‘NonOper­a­tional Loco Group’, said: “We will be work­ing on our sub­mis­sion this year – the over­all ob­jec­tive is to en­hance the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence and to bet­ter con­vey what it was like to work in an en­gine shed.”

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