Fireman Sam to the rescue at the GWR
article by: Andy Smith
posted on: 02 September 2009
updated on: 02 December 2009
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
sees a very special weekend on the GWR. Children's favourite
Fireman Sam TM is visiting the railway, and will no
doubt be keen to offer some tips to the GWR's very own fire brigade
who will be displaying some of their fire engines and offering
youngsters (of all ages!) the chance to practise being a
It promises to be a weekend full of fun and games, so why not
join one of the frequent steam or diesel trains from either
Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington and alight at Winchcombe to
meet Fireman Sam TM. He will be making regular
appearances throughout both days.
But that's not all! As well as the GWR's own firebrigade, there
will be Punch and Judy and magic shows, a bouncy castle, treasure
hunt, colouring and a model railway all at Winchcombe. And on your
journey back to Toddington, instead of taking the train, you can
travel on a genuine London double-decker bus which will be running
between Toddington and Winchcombe at regular intervals throughout
Normal fares apply (11 for adults, children 3-15 6.50 and senior
citizens 9.50. A family ticket, for up to two adults and three
children, costs just 30). All tickets allow unlimited travel on all
GWR trains as well as the bus and entry into all the attractions.
So it's amazing value for money!
The first trains to Winchcombe leave Cheltenham Racecourse at
10.15 and Toddington at 10.30. A arrive early and enjoy an action
packed day on the 'Friendly line in the Cotswolds'!
Please note although there is plenty of free car parking at
Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse stations there will be no parking or admission to Fireman Sam at
For full details including the complete timetable for the day please visit our Fireman Sam page.
*We mean, of course, the sort of fireman who puts fires out, not
the sort who keep the fires burning in the GWR's steam engines!