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'Double Up Sunday' Class 37

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August 2024
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August 2024
'Double Up Sunday' Class 37

Enjoy a Heritage steam & diesel Railway in the spectacular scenic cotswolds

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a volunteer operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire offering a round trip of 28 miles. It uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway's main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham which used to run via Stratford-upon-Avon.

It now operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The line commands wonderful views of the nearby sleepy hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond.

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Upcoming Events

We have a number of fantastic events throughout the year. Check out what's coming up soon.

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Teddy Bear Thursdays

Teddy Bear Thursdays

Jul 25, 2024

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Aug 8, 2024

Come along in August see the Teddy Bears come out for a picnic on Teddy Bear Thursdays.

'Double Up Sunday'  Class 47 - A celebration of 47105 and featuring 47376

'Double Up Sunday' Class 47 - A celebration of 47105 and featuring 47376

Aug 4, 2024

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Aug 4, 2024

Join us to celebrate 30 years to the day of 47105 running on the GWSR for the first time.....

Go Wild at Winchcombe - Free Childrens Craft Activities

Go Wild at Winchcombe - Free Childrens Craft Activities

Aug 10, 2024

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Aug 26, 2024

Prepare for an enchanting journey through time and imagination at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. As you embark on a scenic voyage, make sure your little ones are all aboard the excitement with our Free Children's Craft Activities at Wild at Winchcombe! This is delivered in conjunction with Larkswold.

What our travellers say

For the past 5 years we have been awarded the Tripadvisor® Certificate of Excellence and we are currently the number two attraction in Cheltenham as well as being in the top ten attractions in the whole of the Cotswolds.

Father's Birthday

We had a trip on the Steam train in Cheltenham 1/04/23 and I wanted to say what a lovely time we had. The reason was for my fathers 90th birthday, the guys at the station went above and beyond to make our trip the best possible. My father is disabled and in a wheelchair and they helped us so much . My mum at the grand age 92 was also give a wheelchair so she didn't have to walk the whole platform, everyone was happy and so friendly it was a brilliant day trip. Thank you all so very much for making it possible for us to let my parents remember the olden days and remember their memories.

Julie Taylor - April 2023

Fish and Chips

I keep meaning to write & thank all those involved with the Murder Mystery and Fish & Chip evening. My family of 13 of us really enjoyed the time with you, it was great fun and some of them managed to get a prize for working out the murderer! The fish & Chip were delicious and lovely & hot and all the volunteer staff were so nice. We do hope you have more events like that, it made a very special birthday event.

Bob - Spetember 2023

Fish and Chips

I keep meaning to write & thank all those involved with the Murder Mystery and Fish & Chip evening. My family of 13 of us really enjoyed the time with you, it was great fun and some of them managed to get a prize for working out the murderer! The fish & Chip were delicious and lovely & hot and all the volunteer staff were so nice. We do hope you have more events like that, it made a very special birthday event.

Bob - Spetember 2023

Australian cousins

I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of our family group for the excellent trip we had on Saturday. The GWSR certainly lives up to its name as a friendly railway. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the buffet and being in “Mary” was the icing on the cake! We were having a reunion of cousins after many years and this trip was specially requested by my Australian cousins. They said it was the highlight of their holiday which is a real accolade given they are travelling around the World for three months! Thank you for arranging it for us.

John W - March 2024

Latest News & Updates

There is always a lot happening at the GWSR. Check what's been happening and all the latest updates from our team.

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Diesels primed and ready for a feast of British Rail nostalgia at GWR gala

July 10, 2024

Diesels primed and ready for a feast of British Rail nostalgia at GWR gala

• Arrival of visiting Sulzer Type 2 / British Rail Class 26 Diesel No. 5310 • Intensive & action-packed timetable for heritage diesel gala, 12-14 July 2024 • A host of exhibitors and traders all set to take part in three-day weekend

‘Chopper’ at the ready as English Electric Type 1 to enter GWR service

June 26, 2024

‘Chopper’ at the ready as English Electric Type 1 to enter GWR service

• EE Type 1 / British Rail Class 20 No. 20228 backdated to 1980s condition • Locomotive to officially enter service during GWR summer diesel gala • BR Blue Class 20’s introduction follows successful test running in late June

Resident Brush Type 4 diesel reaches 30 years in preservation at GWR

June 24, 2024

Resident Brush Type 4 diesel reaches 30 years in preservation at GWR

• Brush Type 4 / British Rail Class 47 diesel No. 47105 hits 30-year milestone • Locomotive saved for preservation by ‘Brush Type 4 Fund’ in January 1994 • 47105 has now operated for longer in preservation than with British Rail

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The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust is a registered charity helping to support the Living Museum of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway and associated operations.

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