Train services and special events through to the end of October 2017


Our Programme through to the end of October


The railway's latest station, Hayles Abbey Halt, which is located between Toddington and Winchcombe Stations, is now open for use by passengers. Important Note:  Normal steam and diesel locomotive hauled trains will not stop at Hayles Abbey Halt. Diesel railcars (DMUs) only will stop on request. Click here for details.


The line has recently been extended for passenger traffic northwards beyond Laverton just past the Little Buckland bridge (within sight of Broadway Station), making the total length of the line about 13 miles. Click here for all the latest news about the railway.


Although the warmth of the summer months are fading in September and October, 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 weekends of September 2/3, 9/10, 16/17 and September 30/October 1 we will be operating the red timetable with two steam trains and a diesel railcar. On Friday September 1 and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in September we'll be running the blue timetable each day with one steam train and normally a diesel railcar operating.


Especially for the classic car enthusiasts, we are running the second of our popular Classic Vehicle Days this year on Sunday September 10 when the red timetable will be in operation.


Children are not forgotten and especially for them on the weekend of September 23/24, it's time for a Day Out With Thomas when we will be running a special timetable. Please note admission to this event is by ticket - there will no free entry.


On every Tuesday and Wednesday in October and on Thursday 26 October we'll be running the blue timetable each day with one steam train and normally a diesel railcar operating. Please note, due to urgent maintenance requirements, diesel railcars may occasionally be replaced by a train hauled by one of our heritage diesel locomotives, all of which are at least 50 years old.


For the heritage diesel enthusiasts we are holding our Autumn Diesel Weekend on 7/8 October with another chance to come and see out fleet of heritage diesels.


On the weekends of 14/15 and 28/29 October we will be running the green timetable with one steam train, a heritage mainline diesel train and a diesel railcar. You can ride on three different types of heritage rail transport in one day!


On the weekend of 21/22 October it's our second Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre, with the red timetable in operation. The variety of Artisan Food and Drink producers from around the region who will be selling their products will be even larger than last year. Entry to the Fayre will be free with parking in the field adjacent to Toddington Station.


On Saturday 28 October it's time again for the Halloween 'Steam & Scream' Special. Get ready for Hallowe'en and join the 'Spooky Specials' throughout the day at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Stations - come dressed for the occasion.


Click here to see the 2017 Calendar and Timetables with complete details of all our normal operating days and special events days. Click here to see our locomotive roster.


If you are visiting on a normal red, blue or green timetable day, have a look here for some exciting ideas about how to spend your time, including travelling on different trains and visiting various parts of the railway. Click here for our usual ticket prices.


Enjoy your summer days at the railway.