Things to See & Do

There are plenty of things to do when you visit us, other than enjoying the beautiful Cotswold countryside as you travel with us. There are refreshments available at each of our stations, at Toddington a children's playground, narrow gauge railway, memorabilla displays, viewing area and gift shop. A model railway and discovery coach at Winchcombe and nature between the fences along the entire 14 mile line.

Locomotive Roster

Steam Services from Toddington to Cheltenham Race Course and Broadway

The information on this page is kept as up to date as possible. However please remember that the locomotives we operate are old and things can go wrong, and locomotives are replaced. Also it is sometimes necessary to reallocate locomotives for operational reasons at short notice.

Nature Between the Fences

As the seasons change, the flora and fauna between the railway's fences adapt to survive, grow or reproduce.

Each season this page, will tell you what nature is up to between our fences.


Guided Tours of the Loco Sheds

Guided tours (organised by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust)

Available on Tuesdays and Sundays at 11.05, 12.25 and 13.45 - 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 not suitable for under 11s and children ages 11 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult, with no more than two children per adult.

The tours are subject to volunteer availability. Sorry these tours cannot be booked in advance.


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 Signal Box and another collection in the cabin on Toddington Platform 2.

Our apologies but due to the historical nature of these structures  not all are fully accessible.


Demonstration Signalbox

Try your hand at being a signalman.

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.

Our apologies but due to the nature of the building it is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies


Royal Mail Model Railway

We have a model railway located in the Royal Mail coach adjacent to Platform 2 at Winchcombe Station.

It has been built and is run by volunteers. The Royal Mail Model Railway team was established in 2010. It consists of members from different departments.

Our apologies but due to the nature of the vehicle it is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.


Discovery Coach

While you are visiting us, leave the train at Winchcombe to see our new Discovery Coach.

You will learn much more about the history of our railway as well as seeing a fabulous model layout of Toddington Station and lots more. Wheelchair and pram friendly.


Toddington 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.


Narrow Gauge Railway

The 2 foot narrow-gauge line runs services on selected dates during the GWR operating season.

The North Gloucestershire Railway Company operates the Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway which is co-located with the GWR, adjacent to Toddington Station.