Train services and special events FOR THE REST OF 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.


Our Programme from now to the end of the season on 1 January 2019


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.


We take a short break in November as we get ready for the excitement of our Santa Special services although we are running one of our Fish & Chip Specials (pre-booking only) on Saturday 17th November.


Visit Santa in his grotto by travelling on a steam train from Cheltenham Race Course station on 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 20, 21, 22, 23 and even 24 December. Alternatively Santa will come and visit you on the Diesel Railcar from Toddington station on 8/9, 15/16, 20 and 21 December. Pre-booking for our Santa Specials is essential - tickets sell out very quickly.


On Saturday 8 December it’s Evening Christmas Carols by Steam Train. The special train will depart promptly from Toddington at 7.00pm and the carol service will take place under the Christmas lights at Winchcombe station after the train has arrived. Ticket only. The service this year will be in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the charity that saves lives at sea.


On Boxing Day we move into our Mince Pie Special season (while stocks last!) with trains running to the green timetable on 26 December and 1 January, and to the blue timetable on 27, 28 & 31 December. Your last chance to ride on our trains this season will be 1 January 2019.


On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 December we are holding our Mixed Traction Christmas Cracker, with two days of intensive steam and diesel running.


Your last chance to ride on our trains this season will be 1 January 2019 when we're running our green timetable. There's racing at Cheltenham to why not take the train to the races and avoid those car parking blues!


Click here to see the 2018 Calendar and Timetables with complete details of all our normal operating days and special events days. Click here to see our locomotive roster.


Click here for our usual ticket prices.