The Bunk Line - Home of the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Preservation Society 

2020 Running Days now live on the website

The Easter Eggspress
Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April

Enjoy an easter egg hunt, and help the Easter bunny find their lost eggs.

Board at either Wallingford Station or Cholsey Station.

Members Day

Sunday 26th April

Come and find out about our plans to develop the CWR into a fantastic tourist attraction, final plans for the canopy and much more!

CWR Membership

Have you thought about buying CWR membership?

2020 promises to be a great year for the railway with plans including the completion of the Maidenhead Canopy and investigations going on regarding the possible relocation of Stoke Cannon Signal Box.

With a record Santa season in 2019, 2020 promises to be an exciting year for the CWR.

About the line

Enjoy a Heritage train ride on our rural branchline that was first opened in 1866. Our line runs through the beautiful countryside of South Oxfordshire and links the historic riverside town of Wallingford with GWR trains at Cholsey. Travel on our 1950s coaches, hauled by one of our Heritage diesels locomotives or by a visiting steam engine.

On your journey, look out for Cholsey Church, where Agatha Christie is buried, and perhaps spot the magnificent Red Kites, that are often seen flying across our line. Our line links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Wallingford and the River Thames are 10 minutes walk away where you will find Castle ruins, a Museum and a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. 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.