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Christmas Cracker - 29th & 30th December


Join us for this exciting two day steam and diesel mixed traction gala. It will be the best antidote to cold turkey. We are delighted to announce that on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th December we'll have no less than 2 steam locos and 3 diesels plus a diesel railcar operating on both days. So whether you are a steam enthusiast or a diesel fan or you just want to see the beauty of the Cotswolds rolling by, this event will be for you.

Attractions at the gala will include :

  • Intensive passenger service (the full operational timetable including the locomotives planned for each day is shown below)
  • Trains running the full length of the line between Buckland and Cheltenham Race Course Station
  • Approximately 26 mile round trip along the stunning Cotswolds countryside
  • Double heading on certain trains, lead and tail locos on others
  • Buffet cars
  • Shops at Toddington and Cheltenham Race Course Stations
  • Flag and Whistle Cafe at Toddington Station
  • Coffee Pot Tea Room at Winchcombe Station.


Ticket Prices



On The Day

In Advance On-line







Children (3-15)



Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)





You can download the public timetable by clicking here.

Locomotive allocation is as below (subject to change for operational reasons):

29th December

  • Steam:  7820, 7903
  • Diesel:  D6948, 45149, D8137
  • DMU: Class 117

30th December

  • Steam: 7903, 7820
  • Diesel: D6948, D8137, 45149
  • DMU: Class 117

We strongly recommend you start your journey at Cheltenham Racecourse due to limited parking at Toddington.

This is our last big event of the year, so come along for a cracking mix of steam and diesel traction. We will be going out in style!

The price for this not to be missed two day event will on each day be  announced shortly when we open on-line booking for this event.

Christmas Cracker - 29th & 30th December