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Toddington

Toddington Station is home to the Locomotive Departments and was where the GWSR first started.

If you haven't already bought your tickets on-line you'll find our booking office on Platform 1 where you can buy tickets to any of our stations.

What to See and Do at Toddington

Guided Tours of the Loco sheds

Guided tours (organised by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust) are available on Tuesdays and Sundays at 12.00, 13.30 and 15.05 - terms and conditions apply. Meet at the GWRT Information Office opposite the Toddington station building. There is no admission charge but we do seek donations (suggested minimum £2 per person) via a bucket collection.

Please note the locomotive shed is a working environment and maybe subject to sudden loud noises and vehicles moving. We therefore ask that you remain with your guide at all times whilst on the tour. Also we request you wear flat, closed toe shoes. Sadly, the shed is unsuitable for mobility walkers, wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams.

The tours are unsuitable for children in year 6 and under. Those in years 7-11 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ratio of one adult to two children.

Memorabilia Displays

The Restoration & Archiving Trust operates three small displays of artefacts at Toddington Station. One is located in a former GWR Collett Brake Coach dating from 1935, and houses a display of memorabilia and early scenes of the railway. There is a small toy museum in the old Honeybourne Signalbox and another collection in the cabin on Toddington Platform 2. To find out more click here.

Demonstration Signal box

Make sure you visit the mini signal box on the far side of the car park between the locomotive yard viewing area and the Narrow Gauge Railway at Toddington and try your hand at being a signalman.

Yard Viewing Area

Visit our loco yard viewing area at the south end of the Toddington station complex. A gated access track near the south-west corner of the car park leads you from the car park, past the locomotive depot buildings and round to the yard area south of the depot. Bring your camera to take a shot or two of the locomotives in the yard. For more details click here.

Narrow Gauge Railway

The North Gloucestershire Railway Company operates the Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway which is co-located with the GWR, adjacent to Toddington Station. The 2 foot narrow-gauge line runs services on selected dates during the GWR operating season. For more information about the line and the full operating calendar and timetable please click here (Note: This link will take you to an external site run by the North Gloucestershire Railway Company).

Photos

Volunteers at Toddington Station work throughout the year to maintain and improve the station and its surroundings for the benefit of our visitors. They also take part in and support special events at Toddington and at other stations on our railway.

To see more, the volunteers keep a photo diary that can be found here.

Find Us

Toddington is the location of the main shop as well as the GWSR's locomotive department and sheds.

For those of you using sat navs the post code for Toddington station is GL54 5DT. Our what3words address is ///scavenger.fighters.trapdoor

notices

Opening Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

09:30-17.40

Wednesday

09:30-17.40

Thursday

09:30-17.40

Friday

Closed

Saturday

09:30-17.40

Sunday

09:30-17.40

Contact Information

To speak with the team at Broadway:

Phone: 01242 621 405

Our Facilities

Parking

At Toddington there is a large, hard-surfaced and well lit car and coach park right next to our station building and other facilities. Please note that, for some special events, parking is in an adjacent field which has reinforced grass and chipping surfaces, and has direct access to the station. The management will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.

Food & Drink

Located at Toddington Station, our café offers Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway passengers a warm and friendly welcome. We offer a range of food and drinks.

Toilets

We have a modern toilet block close to the Café. There are facilities for nappy changing and an accessible toilet.

Shop

There is a GWR shop located on Platform 1 at Toddington Station. It is open on all operating days. The shop stocks a wide range of gifts and railway memorabilia and is managed and staffed by an enthusiastic band of GWSR volunteers.