The Cholsey & Wallingford  Railway

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Sentinel Gala - 21 & 22nd September - "The Great Train Chase"

We plan to bring together a train pulled by a Sentinel loco with two Sentinel lorries – all in steam. 

We will NOT be running to our normal timetable as we want to take the opportunity to pose lorries and train together for some very rare photographic opportunities.

We will run an 11am Wallingford departure to Cholsey returning from Cholsey at 11.25am. After that we will pose the lorries and train together at Wallingford Station and at hopefully at two other points along our line as the train travels between Wallingford and Cholsey. Obviously the timings to and from Cholsey will depend upon the time taken to get the loco and lorries positioned. We will provide approximate timing sheets to those buying tickets so that those wanting photos can walk or drive to the sites where we hope to have the lorries and train together.

The lorries also hope to demonstrate their superiority by reaching Cholsey before the train in the "Great Train Chase" but we will see …… they might even be at the head of the queue at the level crossing on the Wallingford bypass as the train passes if we get the timings right!

Normal fares apply but Members Vouchers not valid for travel.

We will run one final train each day (planned to be no later than 4pm from Wallingford) to get those who travel from Cholsey back!

We have never tried anything quite like this so please bear with us if we can’t quite deliver all we would like. One final caveat – the current dry weather may require us to run the train with an 08 to assist it as we don’t want any lineside fires, I am sure you will understand our concerns.


All day tickets -  unlimited travel on the day booked .  Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children £7 (under 5s are free), Family Tickets £24

Single ticket - a one way journey, great for  exploring the Thames Path by walking one way. Adults £5,  Concessions £4, Children £3.50 (under 5s are free)

Members free passes are not valid for this weekend.

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