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


Santa Tickets are now on Sale 

Enjoy a fantastic time on the Cholsey and Wallingford's Santa Special.  2019 Dates: 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd December

Extra trains running this year due to demand

Travel in our heritage railway coaches and visit Santa in his grotto on the train, with a present for all children and a mince pie and hot fruit drink for all adults.

Board at either Wallingford Station or Cholsey Station.

Cream Tea Charity Special

26th October

Book now for our October Cream Tea - Charity Special

Enjoy a cream tea on the 2pm departure from Wallingford, with all proceeds going to "Hope Foundation".  

HOPE foundation, based in Delhi India, works to bring about change in the lives of children, young people and vulnerable individuals. We educate children. We provide healthcare. We give children, women and the aged a safe home. We train young people for a living. Afterwards, we help them find jobs and even start their own businesses.

Halloween Specials
26th October

Trains at 4pm, 5pm & 6pm from Wallingford & 4.20pm & 5.20pm from Cholsey

Gifts for children distributed by the 'Witch of Wallingford'.  Are you brave enough to face the Witch of Wallingford so close to All Hallows' Eve?

A great event for younger children to introduce them to Halloween.

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.