Train services and special events for May and June 2017


Our Programme for May and June


After some beautiful April days in the Cotswolds and a fabulous Wartime in the Cotswolds event the railway is now steaming on to May and June.


On every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the whole of May it’s the blue timetable each day with one steam train and normally a diesel railcar operating.


Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend 27/28/30 May, we are holding our "Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala" with its own special intensive timetable. The theme this year is 'Workhorses of Steam' and visiting engines will bolster the railway's home fleet! Three exciting and packed days of railway adventure for everyone.  Please note that entry to the site will be by event ticket only. There is no free entry or access to the stations without a ticket.


On the weekends of 3/4, 10/11 and 17/18 June we will be operating the red timetable with two steam trains and a shuttle service between Winchcombe and Buckland via Toddington. On the weekends of 3/4 and 10/11 June we plan to operate this shuttle service using Collet 14xx class 0-4-2T no. 1450 and auto-trailer no. W238 (Courtesy of Push-Pull Ltd and the Severn Valley Railway) instead of the usual diesel railcar. On Sunday 11 June we will also have one of our popular Classic Vehicle Days in addition to running trains to the red timetable. On the weekend of 17/18 June the shuttle service will be operated by a diesel railcar as normal.


On 24/25 June Thomas and his friends visit the Railway for a Day out with Thomas. You can ride on trains pulled by Thomas and enjoy lots of Thomas-themed activities - all for a single inclusive entrance fee.


Click here to see the 2017 calendar and timetables with complete details of all our normal operating days and special events days.