The Cholsey & Wallingford  Railway

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

How to find us

We are based in Wallingford, South Oxfordshire - around 30 mins from Reading and Oxford and 20 mins from the A34.

Free Car parking on site at Wallingford Station - Post Code: OX10 9GQ

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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.

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.

What to see on the journey

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. 

About Wallingford

Wallingford is a town steeped in history. From the medieval bridge over the Thames to the grassy banks of its ancient fortifications.   It’s a town of surprises with the bustle of the Market Place and the tranquillity of the quiet back-streets - a place to explore.

More details about Wallingford is available on the website