Train services and special events FOR September and october 2018
Our Programme from 1 September to 31 October 2018
Some important notes:
1. We have made some minor adjustments to our timetables and some trains will depart Cheltenham or Broadway slightly later than stated on the printed timetables. Our web timetables are correct.
2. Also, since opening the new station at Broadway, we are finding that the first steam train of the day from Cheltenham Race Course Station is often very busy. Passengers may need to share compartments and seating at tables with others. There is often more room towards the rear of the train.
Although the warmth of the summer months may start fading a bit in September, there will still plenty of heat produced by our steam trains. We will have at least one steam locomotive pulling trains on all of our operating days during September (subject to unexpected operational problems).
On the weekend of 1/2 September we will be operating the red timetable with with three steam trains running during the day. On the weekends of 8/9, 22/23 and 29/30 September it will be the purple timetable with with two steam trains running.
Mid-week trains will run to the blue timetable on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in September, with one steam train and normally a diesel railcar operating.
On the weekend of 6/7 October we will be holding our Autumn Diesel Weekend – an entirely diesel-running weekend using our magnificent fleet of heritage diesel locomotives dating back to the early 1960s. Normal ticket prices will apply.
On the weekend of 20/21 October it's our third and even bigger Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre, with stalls at Toddington and Winchcombe stations. There will be an amended green timetable in operation. In addition to the normal two steam and one diesel hauled trains we are running a diesel railcar from Cheltenham Race Course station at 09.45, plus an hourly railcar shuttle between Winchcombe and Toddington stations. Normal train ticket prices will apply. Entry to the Fayre will be free with parking in the field adjacent to Toddington Station.
On the weekends 13/14 and 27/28 October it will be the pink timetable with one steam train and one heritage mainline diesel train in operation.
On the every Tuesday and Wednesday in October plus Thursday 25 October we'll be running the blue timetable each day with one steam train and normally a diesel railcar operating.
Although it's not a GWSR event, enthusiasts may be interested in a talk on the fascinating subject of Sir Nigel Gresley's lost Doncaster locomotive 2001 'Cock O' the North' given by the Doncaster Locomotive Trust at the Clubhouse, Prescott Hillclimb at 7pm, Wednesday 14 November 2018. Click here for details about the event and how to get tickets.
Click here for our usual ticket prices.