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Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway Cholsey & Wallingford Railway


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Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 9GQ

2½ miles



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4ft 8½in



Enjoy a five mile round trip on The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway - a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline. Our line links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and, where available, are steam hauled.

Known locally as "The Bunk", passenger services ceased in 1959. Having secured the line in 1981, the CWR Preservation Society now aims to enhance the facilities that the railway offers and to improve our Wallingford site. The railway aims to offer steam hauled trains where possible, but also operates an interesting fleet of 08 class diesel locomotives. At Wallingford Station, we have a museum of railway artefacts situated in a rare Cambrian Railway coach body. There is a souvenir shop and café selling drinks and snacks. Recent steam visitors, include GWR Pannier Tank No.6430 (2010), City of Truro (2008) as well as various industrial steam engines. You might also be lucky enough to see mainline steam at Cholsey, if you time it right!