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Date added: 18 November 2013

Full Steam Ahead For Another 35 Years! 

Proud day as Swindon & Cricklade Railway celebrates big anniversary with new disabled-access carriage 
Another milestone in Swindon's proud railway history was marked this weekend with the 35th birthday of the Swindon & Cricklade Railway.
Now the only fully-working memory of a by-gone era of steam and yesteryear in Wiltshire, the railway celebrated the occasion with the launch and first running of a new disabled-access carriage.
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon Mayor Nick Martin was on-hand to cut the cake and enjoy the day alongside visitors, the volunteers who run the railway and Michael Hill of the Hills Group, who donated nearly 30,000 to help with the restoration of the carriage.
Dating back to 1959, it has taken 4 years to bring it back to its former glory and was named 'Laura' in honour of Mr Hill's grandmother. 
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
35th Anniversary
17 November 2013
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
A chance to enjoy the golden age of the railways every Saturday & Sunday
Wiltshire's only heritage railway offers round trips of over four miles every Saturday & Sunday, with the main station in Blunsdon and stop-off at Hayes Knoll, and extensions towards Cricklade in the north and Swindon in the south. Recently, a further extension has been opened to Taw Valley, where they plan to open a new station in 2014.

Their Santa Specials start on 30 November.
See link below for more information.
Swindon & Cricklade Railway Santa Specials
Swindon & Cricklade Railway Santa Specials Take a steam train ride and meet Santa in his grotto! - 03-04, 10-11 & 17-18 DECEMBER
Swindon Railway Festival 2013
Swindon Railway Festival 2013 What a great show! - WATCH VIDEO
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