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GWSR Behind Closed Doors: Carriage Edition

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March 2024
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March 2024
GWSR Behind Closed Doors: Carriage Edition

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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Cotswold Festival of Steam 2024

Cotswold Festival of Steam 2024

May 25, 2024

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May 27, 2024

Welcome to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala.

Real Ale Festival

Real Ale Festival

Jun 14, 2024

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Jun 16, 2024

Get ready for a journey back in time, where vintage locomotives and the finest brews come together in perfect harmony.

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.

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.

Great day out

Had a great day on the steam railway travelling on a day pass between Cheltenham racecourse and Broadway. All run by friendly volunteers from ticket staff, caterers and guides. All facilities were very clean and maintained. Would recommend starting from Toddington at 10.00 am to ensure a good seat and free parking is available.

Sandra C - Oct 2021

Excellent visit to the North Pole

Great day out on the Santa Express from Toddington to The North Pole (Winchcombe). Santa himself was brilliant - didn’t rush the kids through, seemed genuinely interested in talking to them. Really good presents as well. Welcome refreshments served after seeing Santa - mulled wine and mince pies very much enjoyed by the adults!. Staff - mostly volunteers - were friendly, cheerful and very helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

Janice S - Dec 2021

Excellent visit to the North Pole

Great day out on the Santa Express from Toddington to The North Pole (Winchcombe). Santa himself was brilliant - didn’t rush the kids through, seemed genuinely interested in talking to them. Really good presents as well. Welcome refreshments served after seeing Santa - mulled wine and mince pies very much enjoyed by the adults!. Staff - mostly volunteers - were friendly, cheerful and very helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

Janice S - Dec 2021

A Good Day Out

“This a very worthwhile heritage railway to visit. About 15 miles of line. Broadway Station has been totally rebuilt from scratch and is well worth exploring. Best place to park a car is Toddington which is free. The staff, who are volunteers, seem invariably friendly and welcome children and well behaved dogs on board the trains.”

Neil Ewert - Nov 2021

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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Saintly visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

February 21, 2024

Saintly visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

• Cotswold Festival of Steam to welcome new-build ‘Saint’ class locomotive • Locomotive 2999 Lady of Legend makes first visit to the Cotswolds • Four types of GW 4-6-0s together for first time in preservation • Cotswold Festival of Steam, 25-27 May 2024: tickets now available

Important news from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

February 15, 2024

Important news from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

• Weekend train services resume on 2nd March • Stanway Viaduct remains closed, no services from Broadway station • Restrictions at Cheltenham Racecourse station before and after Festival

A new Grange in the Cotswolds

February 12, 2024

A new Grange in the Cotswolds

• New-build GWR ‘Grange’ class loco for Cotswold Festival of Steam • Award-winning steam extravaganza 25-27 May 2024 • Intensive timetable with up to eight locomotives working

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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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