Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway are a standard gauge railway operating both steam and diesel hauled train services from the station at Chinnor in Oxfordshire.

It operates part of the old Great Western Railway branch line which ran between Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) and Watlington (Oxfordshire).

The railway opens for passenger services in March until Hallowe’en with Santa Specials operating in December. The line currently runs over a 3 ½ mile stretch along the foot of the Chiltern Hills running parallel to the Icknield Way, passing through attractive countryside with some outstanding views across the Vale of Whiteleaf. Our aim is to re-open as much of the branch as possible. We have built a replica of the original Station at Chinnor and are working to extend the line into Princes Risborough with connection to the Network Rail station.

Our services operate out of Chinnor station, principally at weekends, and run to Thame Junction, a round trip of nearly seven miles.

Address: Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4ER

Visit the railway’s website to plan your visit.

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

Enjoy a five mile round trip on The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway- a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline.

Our line links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. 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. The railway aims to offer steam hauled trains where possible, but also operates an interesting fleet of 08 class diesel locomotives.

Address: 5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford, OX10 9GQ

Go to the Railway’s website to plan your visit.

Didcot Railway Centre

See their unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics; and a recreation of Brunel’s broad gauge railway. Join them in this rural setting based around the original 1930s engine shed.

The Railway Centre is open every weekend throughout the year

Address: Didcot, OX11 7NJ (entrance to Didcot Railway Centre is through the ticket hall and subway of Didcot Parkway Station)

Go to the Railway’s website to plan your visit.