Take a break on a Brake

This has proved to be an extremely popular attraction with space for a limited number of passengers on the brake van at each end of the goods train.

Goods train

You could be riding behind the locomotive or join the guard at the end of the train.  

Each has its own appeal - behind the locomotive you get to experience all of the sound and majesty of a steam locomotive at work while at the other end of the train you can enjoy the quite unique experience of seeing the goods train ahead of you clattering along behind the locomotive!

The journey takes in the dark, curved Greet Tunnel which is quite an experience given that there is no lighting in the guard's van.  It's pitch black and chilly in the middle of the third of a mile long bore. The tunnel is supposedly haunted, if you see an apparition we'd love to hear from you - even better if you manage to get a picture!

Tickets are just £10 return (in addition to your entrance fee) and can be bought on a first come, first served basis from the GWR Trust stand.  Terms & conditions apply and unfortunately, we can't accept anyone under the age of 14 for these trips.

Tickets available to event ticket holders only.  Please buy your ticket as soon as you can (as they are likely to sell very quickly) and ensure you are on the platform at one or other of the brake vans at least 15 minutes a before departure


Freight train departure times: from Toddington

09.55; 12.35; 15.55


You can download a copy of the full timetable here