Swindon Panel 2020 Calendar

‘Demonstrating Days’

Swindon Panel will is open to public visitors on the first Saturday and the third Sunday of each month in 2020 as a minimum.

It is expected that lots of additional dates will be added as the year progresses based on volunteer availability and other special events.

On all these days the panel will be open for visitors to view and have a go at operating under the guidance of our volunteer demonstrators. Visitors of all ages are welcome to learn about how railway signalling was operated in the 1960s-2000s era, and everyone is encouraged to have a go, guided by our demonstrators.

The frequency of opening is determined by volunteers who give their time to demonstrate the panel to visitors. You can join in and become a demonstrator.

SPS Members are very welcome to visit the panel on Demonstration Days (please show your SPS membership card at the ticket office to gain entry), but please remember those demonstrators who are rostered are responsible for the panel and its presentation to the public on these days.

At other times the panel is visible, through a large glass wall, but not operating, on all days that Didcot Railway Centre is open.

Special Events

In addition to our normal Demonstration Days, the following special events are also planned:

Saturday 28 March
Panel Demonstrator’s Mutual Improvement Day
[Members only]

Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 April
Enthusiasts’ Weekend
[Open to all]

Saturday 27 June
[Members and guests only]

Saturday 11 July
[Members only]

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 September
Members’ Weekend (including overnight operation)
[Members and guests only]

More details of the above Special Events will be published in due course.

See the Didcot Railway Centre website for full details of DRC events.