As well as the Signalling Project, which started back in 1972 and continues to occupy Bristol Group, its members and friends - mostly with maintenance activities, the Group has taken on several other major projects at Didcot Railway Centre.
In addition to those projects above, which have effectively been run exclusively, or in part, by Bristol Group, the group and its members have always been keen to support the wider work of the Great Western Society contributing its skills and labour where appropriate. Other projects which have seen Group involvement include:
- Supporting the Society's locomotives on the mainline by fundraising, running sales-stands and occasionally assisting with other aspects.
- The Steam Railmotor project, where the group ran the website, organised and ran a sales stand on all its mainline trips and visits to other preserved lines, as well as occasional involvement with practical aspects of the restoration such as unloading the ‘walkover seats’ on their arrival from Australia.
- The Heyford Station Building project, which has just started work on reconstruction of the building recovered in 1986. Group members have provided a website, assisted with research and provision of information and assisted with initial site clearance and sorting of materials.
We continue to offer assistance where practical to other groups at Didcot Railway Centre, and of course to accept such assistance where other groups can help with our projects.