GWR rail depot open day celebrates 40 years of the high speed train
4 March 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review
On Monday 02 May 2016, Great Western Railway (GWR) will celebrate 40 years of the high speed train with a rail depot open day at St. Philips Marsh.
Marking 40 years of the high speed train, GWR will host a public open day at St. Philips Marsh rail depot in Bristol on Monday 02 May 2016 from 10:30am until 4.30pm. On display will be a unique collection of locomotives, both diesel and steam from all over the country as well as rolling stock from the GWR fleet. Locomotives scheduled to appear include:
Heritage diesel locos
- Class 35 D7017
- GBRF Class 66
- GWR Green Turbo
- GWR Green DMU (prob 150)
- GWR Springboard Livery 158798
- GWR Green Class 57
- VTEC Power car
- East Midlands Trains Power Car
- Avon Fire and Rescue Road Rail
- Prototype High Speed Train 41001
- Class 20 20001 and 20205
- Class 31 31162
- Class 40 40013
- Class 46 46045
- Class 50 50049
- Class 35 Hymek D7017.
Other steam and heritage diesels will be confirmed nearer the time.
All proceeds of the event will be donated to a local charity, Springboard Opportunity Group (1025787), supporting children under 5 with additional needs and disabilities and their families in North Somerset.
Further information on the rail depot open day can be found here including ticket purchase.