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.

Volunteer Opportunity
Content Editor Bunk Magazine

There's lots of volunteer roles available at the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway.  If you cannot or do not want to commit time on site, then can you help produce our quality newsletter.

The editorial team is looking for a content editor and proof readers to help production of our magazine.

For more details use the contact button below or contact the editor directly on 07506593527.

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.

In 2018 we grew our Santa sales by 65% and sales in 2019 are already 20% ahead of last year sales, 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.