Join us for a journey through the Cotswold Countryside enjoying Fish & Chips onboard one of our vintage trains.
All Trains depart from Toddington Railway Station.
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Park in our large free car park, board the train and travel through the beautiful Cotswolds in your reserved seat. Whilst our waiting staff tend to you at your table supplying for soft drinks, beers, wines, teas and coffee. We regret we are unable to accept card payments; we are a rural line running up against the Cotswold escarpment where mobile service is limited and sketchy. So please bring cash with you.
Please be aware that we do not offer children's tickets and do not recommend this service for children.
Seats on all of our fish and chip trains must be booked in advance. And past experience shows that the tickets sell out very quickly.
Fish and Chip Specials
On arrival at Toddington you will be met by the train manager how will advise you in which coach your seats are located. Trains depart from Toddington platform 1 at 7.00pm promptly. The fish and chips are being cooked on site at Winchcombe and will be served to your table whilst the train remains at Winchcombe, please do not leave your table unattended incase we miss you out. Once everyone has been served the train departs onwards to Cheltenham Racecourse Station this is where the ice creams will be served. Waiter service will be available on the train for soft drinks, beers, wines, teas and coffee. You will be back at Toddington soon after 9.15pm. The fare (including a large portion of fish and chips and ice cream) is £32.50. There is an additional charge of £1 for posting printed tickets.
Booking and Journey Details
Seats on all of our fish and chip trains must be booked in advance. The last date for booking is ten working days before the train departs. However, please be aware that the trains are often fully booked several weeks before departure. Please note that there are no concessionary rates for these trains.
We allocate all seating in advance on these trains so if you want to be seated with other passengers who have booked separately please let us know by email at email@example.com.
If you are unable to book online please telephone the railway at 01242 621 405 before sending a cheque so that we may reserve your seats. You may also pay by card on the telephone.
Passengers are asked not to bring their own refreshments on to these special trains.
Dogs are not allowed on these trains.
These trains are run as fish and chip specials and we are unable to offer alternative food as a matter of routine. However, we can cater for those who cannot eat fish and who indicate this at the time of booking. In these circumstances we can arrange for a sausage and chips or halloumi to be supplied in place of fish. We cannot offer any other alternative meal.
Those with a gluten intolerance may request batter-free fish. Please note that we, like our supplier, are unable to guarantee that any food supplied is 'free from' allergens or specific ingredients such as gluten.
Passengers accessibility requirements
We are able to accommodate passengers with mobility difficulties or who are wheelchair users on the fish and chip train but suitable seating is limited. Please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to outline your requirements before placing your booking so that we can help you enjoy your visit.
No 21 "Mavis" has been stored at Toddington for some while, awaiting refurbishment. It is privately owned.
Preserved in 1987 by the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway, moved to the GWSR by March 2004.
DMU / Railcar
Cars W51360 and W51372 are owned by Cotswold Diesel Railcar Limited . W51360 is currently the 'spare' for our 117 set and W51372 is awaiting restoration.
DMU / Railcar
W55003 is a Class 122 'Bubblecar' owned by Cotswold Diesel Railcar Limited and is currently undergoing refurbishment plus the creation of wheelchair-friendly accommodation at Toddington.
DMU / Railcar
Normally comprising cars W51405 (DMS), W59510 (TCL), W51363 (DMBS), this Class 117 unit was purchased in 2011 by Cotswold Diesel Railcar Limited and is now running regular services from Toddington.
'John' has been on the Railway for over 30 years. The loco is presently undergoing restoration including the construction of a virtually new boiler.
20228 (D8128) - Class 20 Diesel Electric Locomotive. 20228 is privately owned and is now a permanent resident on the GWR. 20228 moved to the GWR in 2020 and should become serviceable during the 2022 season.
372 arrived at Toddington in October 1999 and since then has been used extensively as yard shunter.
D2280 arrived on the GWSR in 2018 and is now part of the shunting fleet at Toddington. It is privately owned . There is a Bachman model of this locomotive available in BR green.
11230 arrived on the GWSR in 2003 and is now working at Toddington with its restoration almost complete.
D2182 is usually to be seen shunting at the carriage works at Winchcombe
47376 is owned by The Brush Type 4 Fund and is a permanent resident on the GWR. The Brush Type 4 Fund was formed in 1992 and, in November 2002, bought No 47376. The loco was transported to the GWR in 2003 after receiving a replacement engine at Ashchurch from sister loco No 47295.
The Brush Type 4 Fund was formed in 1992 with the aim of preserving a Series Parallel Class 47, after 2 years of fund raising 47105 was bought from Crewe in January 1994.
A class 45/1 Diesel Electric Locomotive. This locomotive is owned by The Cotswold Mainline Diesel Group and is a permanent resident on the GWR. It first ran in preservation during the 2013 Heritage Diesel Weekend.
A class 37/0 Diesel Electric Locomotive, is owned by The Growler Group and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 37215 was preserved in 1994 and was returned to working order in 1998.
A class 37/0 Diesel Electric Locomotive, is owned by four individuals who are both Growler Group members and active working members of the GWR diesel department and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 37248 came to Toddington in 2010 and has undergone an extensive refurbishment including the provision of steam heating and a return to BR green.
A class 26 Diesel Electric Locomotive. This locomotive is owned by The Cotswold Mainline Diesel Group and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 26043 ran for the first time in preservation during the 2013 Heritage Diesel Weekend.
A privately owned and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 24081 was preserved in 1981 and has remained operational throughout its life in preservation. Its bogie refurbishment is now complete and the loco is fit for service.
A class 20 Diesel Electric Locomotive. 20137 is privately owned and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 20137 was purchased from British Rail at Wigan in 1994 and moved to the GWR. 20137 was returned to working order in 1995.
A BR Standard Class 4 mixed traffic locomotive, built 1956. Restoration started.
A '2884' class heavy freight locomotive, built 1942. Owned by Dinmore Manor Locomotive Limited, it is at Toddington for its 10-year overhaul.
A '28xx' class heavy freight locomotive, built 1918. This locomotive is owned by The 2874 Trust Limited and it is slowly being restored from 'Barry Scrapyard' condition.
A '28xx' class heavy freight locomotive, built in 1905. This locomotive is owned by Cotswold Steam Preservation Limited and, after a 29 year restoration, is one of the GWR's resident locomotives.
Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co.
35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co. is a Southern Railway rebuilt Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 steam locomotive. It was built at Eastleigh locomotive works in December 1941 and given the Southern Railway number 21C6.
Although every inch a Great Western Railway thoroughbred, No. 7903 Foremarke Hall was one of the 79XX series, in the last batch of the Modified Hall class built at Swindon in 1949 under BR auspices.