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.

1940s Weekend

28th & 29th September

Book Early for a Free Cream Tea

Get two free cream teas in our gazebo for every family ticket purchased, or add a cream tea to an all day ticket for just £2.50

Swing by our fabulous 1940s themed weekend and living history displays.  Highlights include:

Home Guard will perform drills and be checking ID cards. Demonstration of a range of weaponry, Small range of 40’s military vehicles

Enjoy cream teas and a cake in the gazebo at Wallingford - no need for a ration book!

Sentinel Gala Weekend 21 & 22 September

A special gala weekend of Sentinel locomotives and steam lorries

Enjoy a weekend of events behind Sentinel 6515 and witness the "Great Train Chase" as we see whether a Sentinel Steam lorry or Sentinel loco can complete the jouney between Cholsey and Wallingford quickest.  There's a chance they may even meet at the level crossing!

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.