Frequently Asked Questions
The list of FAQs is a living document and will be added to over
time. If you have a question you think should be added to the list
please email the webmaster.
How much are the fares?
Our standard fares are shown here and fares for our special events here. Please note
the tickets booked in advance online will incur a booking fee.
What facilities are there for the disabled?
The GWR is committed to making everyone's visit to the railway
as enjoyable as possible. You can find details of disabled access
and facilities on this page.
Can I visit the yard at Toddington?
Unfortunately the yard at Toddington is currently not accessible
to the public. The yard is a hazardous area not only with
locomotives and other vehicles moving around but often welding,
grinding and compressed air tools are in use. Guided tours can be
organised for enthusiast groups with sufficient notice. There is a
pedestrian walkway down the western side of the yard, past the
diesel shed which allows visitors to see what is happening in the
Can I find out which locos are running on the day of my visit?
Yes you can. We publish the operating locomotives, both steam
and diesel, on the loco roster page. We keep this page
as up to date as possible however we can never guarantee a
particular locomotive will be running. Some of the locomotives are
100+ years old and sometimes things go wrong and they have to be
replaced on the roster. Whenever this happens we endeavour to
update the roster as soon as possible.
Can I drive a steam/diesel engine?
Yes, join us as a volunteer and work through the grades in
the steam or diesel department until you reach driver.
Alternatively we run steam firing and driving days and diesel
driving experiences. Details of these can be found here.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes we welcome all well behaved dogs to the railway.
How long is the line?
The line is currently 12 miles long from Laverton, through
Toddington and Winchcombe to Cheltenham Race Course. When the
northern extension to Broadway is completed the line will be 15
How long is the tunnel?
Greet tunnel, situated to the south of Winchcombe station, is
693 yards long. It is the second longest tunnel on a heritage
railway. It is also haunted!