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Operating Days 2015/16

Download our 2016 Leaflet.
We're steaming with 'Northern Gas Board No.1'(picture below)
Celebrating 150 Years- 1866-2016
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Train times

Please scroll down below for details of our operating days.

Whilst it is intended to operate as advertised, all services, events and fares may be altered due to prevailing circumstances, with or without notice. Please telephone our recorded information line if you wish to check before arranging your visit.


Trains depart at the following times, unless advertised otherwise:



Timetable

Facilities

Tickets may be purchased at either station. At Wallingford, there is a new museum and souvenir shop with second-hand books and a good range of souvenirs. Light refreshments are available at the Trackside Café with adjoining picnic area. The Museum is housed in this historic Cambrian &10;Railway coach

Parking is available at both stations, with free off-road parking at Wallingford.

Toilets are available at both stations but not on the trains.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. They should not be allowed on the seats in the trains.

Pushchairs and bicycles are welcomed onto the trains free of charge, but should be stowed in the guards van.

Weather permitting, our Bouncy Castle will be available on most operating days, free of charge to children under 10 years of age.

Wallingford Station provides facilities for disabled passengers including:
-Level access to assisted ticket office
-Ramp to station shop, platform and train
-If required, refreshments can be served on board the train.
-See fare chart for special concessions for disabled Visitors and Carers.

Cholsey Station is served by Great Western Railway trains. Please see the "Find Us" page for further details.

Fares

Our fares vary depending on the event and whether your train is steam or diesel hauled.
Higher fares may be charged for special events (including Santa Specials & Halloween):
Members travel at a discounted fare which will vary depending on the event.

-Disabled Child (under 16) and Carer: FREE
-Disabled Adult: Travel at Concession Rate and Carer Travels Free
-Holders of Heritage Railways Passes: FREE (does not apply at special events)
-Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult

No need to book- just turn up on the day!.

2015/16 Operating Days

05 06, 12 13, 19 20 December 2015- Santa Specials

See Santa on the train

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway always celebrate Christmas in a traditional and family friendly way, so why not join us on our Special Santa Trains? Santa will ride with you on the train visiting children during the journey. Each child up to the age of 8 will receive a gift from Santa: adults will receive a mince pie at Wallingford Station.

No need to book- just turn up on the day!
THERE WILL BE NO 16.05 WAL/16.35 CHOL DEPARTURE (LAST ROUND TRIP 15.05/15.35)

06 March 2016- Mothering Sunday Trains (Steam)

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Mothers travel for half-price when accompanied by children.

26 27 28 March 2016- Easter Trains (Steam)

Ivor the Engine- Copyright 2007- Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin www.licensingbydesign.co.uk&10;

Ivor is back. Well in truth, he's not been away, but has been tucked up in Wallingford over the Winter. His appearance will depend on whether Jones the Steam has fixed him!
He will be steaming between Cholsey and Wallingford over the weekend. Come along to meet those favourite characters such as "Jone's the Steam".

The event will feature a full size Ivor the Engine locomotive, with his memorable signature whistles. Ivor appears by permission of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin.


09 April 2016- 19.00hrs -Fish and Chip Supper Evening Train (Diesel)

Enjoy a pint aboard the train

Join us for an evening trip between Cholsey and Wallingford, pausing halfway to enjoy the view and a fish and chip supper. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale from the brake coach bar. Sausage and chips or chicken pie and chips also available.
Diesel hauled train
Booking is essential. If you'd like to come, please either leave us a telephone message or email us at pathatch50@hotmail.co.uk or call 07799 381535. Make sure to specify your choice of meal.

23 April 2016- St George's Day (Steam)

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Steam hauled trains.

30 April 01 02 May 2016- Bank Holiday Trains (Steam)

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Steam hauled trains

21 May 2016- 19.00hrs -Fish and Chip Supper Evening Train (Diesel)

Enjoy a pint aboard the train

Join us for an evening trip between Cholsey and Wallingford, pausing halfway to enjoy the view and a fish and chip supper. Sausage and chips or chicken pie and chips also available. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale from the brake coach bar.
Diesel hauled train.
Booking is essential.
Inclusive fare: £12.50 Adults/ £6.50 Children
If you'd like to come, please either leave us a telephone message or email us at pathatch50@hotmail.co.uk or call 07799 381535. Make sure to specify your choice of meal.

29 May 2016 - Children's Fun Day (Steam)

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Face painting, lucky dips, colouring competition, bouncy castle and more!

30 May 2016 - Guinness Day (Diesel)

Guinness train at Winterbrook

Enjoy a pint of the Black Stuff served on board the train (middle coach), hauled by one of our three Heritage Diesels from the Guinness Park Royal Brewery. Our other Heritage Diesels may be viewed as a static display. Guinness is a trademark of DIAGEO Great Britain.

04 June 2016- Senior Citizen Day (Steam)

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One senior citizen (over 60) travels free with each full fare paying adult.

12 June 2016- 19.00hrs -Fish and Chip Supper Evening Train (Diesel)

Enjoy a pint aboard the train

Join us for an evening trip between Cholsey and Wallingford, pausing halfway to enjoy the view and a fish and chip supper. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale from the brake coach bar. Sausage and chips or chicken pie and chips also available.
Diesel hauled train.
Booking is essential.
Inclusive fare: £12.50 Adults/ £6.50 Children
If you'd like to come, please either leave us a telephone message or email us at pathatch50@hotmail.co.uk or call 07799 381535. Make sure to specify your choice of meal.

19 June 2016 - Father's Day (Steam)

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Fathers travel half price when accompanied by full fare paying children.

25 26 June 2016 - Transport Weekend (Steam)

Transport themed displays at Wallingford station.

02 03 09 10 16 17 23 24 30 31 July 2016- Anniversary Trains (Steam) - Transport Weekend (Steam)

With visiting pannier tank No.6430 (subject to availability)

13 August 2016- 19.00hrs -Fish and Chip Supper Evening Train (Diesel)

Enjoy a pint aboard the train

Join us for an evening trip between Cholsey and Wallingford, pausing halfway to enjoy the view and a fish and chip supper. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale from the brake coach bar. Sausage and chips or chicken pie and chips also available.
Diesel hauled train.
Booking is essential.
Inclusive fare: £12.50 Adults/ £6.50 Children
If you'd like to come, please either leave us a telephone message or email us at pathatch50@hotmail.co.uk or call 07799 381535. Make sure to specify your choice of meal.

28 29 August 2016 - Diesel weekend.

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Diesel hauled trains.

03 04 September 2016 - Singing Trains with the Wallingford BunkFest (Steam)

All aboard the singing train!

Join the singing trains for Wallingford's Annual festival of music, dance and beer located at various locations around Wallingford including Wallingford Station. Real Ale will be served on board trains in the Brake (middle) Coach. Try our special bottled Ale.
We can only serve ale when the train is in motion.



11 September 2016 - Agatha Christie Day (Steam)

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Join us for a weekend celebrating the famous author's links with Cholsey and Wallingford.

Agatha Christie lived in Wallingford for many years and she is buried in Cholsey churchyard.

24 September 2016- 19.00hrs -Fish and Chip Supper Evening Train (Diesel)

Enjoy a pint aboard the train

Join us for an evening trip between Cholsey and Wallingford, pausing halfway to enjoy the view and a fish and chip supper. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale from the brake coach bar. Sausage and chips or chicken pie and chips also available.
Diesel hauled train.
Booking is essential.
Inclusive fare: £12.50 Adults/ £6.50 Children
If you'd like to come, please either leave us a telephone message or email us at pathatch50@hotmail.co.uk or call 07799 381535. Make sure to specify your choice of meal.

08 09 October 2016 - 1940's Weekend (Steam)

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Living history displays, war-time vehicles and 1940's displays at Wallingford.

29 30 October 2016 - Spooky Halloween Trains (Steam)

Ghosts


Dress up if you care, be there if you dare!

Watch out for ghosts, rattling bones and spiders of different sizes to meet all tastes. Look out for the spooky characters along both sides of the line to Cholsey and back. Beware of the Witch distributing Special Halloween Spooky Bags on the train to all children under 8 years.

No need to book- just turn up on the day!

03 04, 10 11, 17 18 December 2016- Santa Specials (Steam)

See Santa on the train

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway always celebrate Christmas in a traditional and family friendly way, so why not join us on our Special Santa Trains? Santa will ride with you on the train visiting children during the journey. Each child up to the age of 8 will receive a gift from Santa: adults will receive a mince pie at Wallingford Station.

No need to book- just turn up on the day!


© 2012 Cholsey & Wallingford Railway Preservation Society. CWR is a member of the Heritage Railways Association. Tickets are issued subject to the Railway's published terms and conditions. All services, events and fares may be altered due to prevailing circumstances, with or without notice.
*Guinness is a trademark of DIAGEO Great Britain. Ivor the Engine Logo and Graphics are © 2007 Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin, www.licensingbydesign.co.uk