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A short railway with enthusiastic personal service

Regrettably unlike most other heritage railways it does not have a serviceable steam locomotive at... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Geoff C
Amazing gem in Wallingford

Stumbled upon this wonderful place on a recent visit to Wallingford, it was such a nice gentle... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford OX10 9GQ, England
+44 1491 835067
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 26, 2015

A nice length of time for kids to enjoy. Just long enough to say they've been pulled by a steam train (with lots of puffing and whistling)and not so long that the novelty wears off. "Real" trains at Cholsey to interest the enthusiast. Good tearoom...More

4  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

A short branch line running from Network Rail's Cholsey Station to Wallingford. Mainly hauled by Diesel Shunters donated from the Guinness Brewery but with the occassional Steam engine. Staff are friendly but the line only runs on special Holiday occassions. The Father Christmas trains are...More

2  Thank TonyPearce
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Regrettably unlike most other heritage railways it does not have a serviceable steam locomotive at present. However its enthusiastic and helpful staff turn out their diesel engines to top and tail the train of two carriages. The carriages are clean and internally well restored. I...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this wonderful place on a recent visit to Wallingford, it was such a nice gentle journey along the line being pulled by diesel train, a small bar on board selling drinks and some wonderful scenery including the church where Agatha Christie is buried....More

Thank TerryMc57
Reviewed May 29, 2018

the railway links the WR mina line at Cholsey with the town of Wallingford and runs on certain weekends during the year. this weekend had a Guinness flavour and was using two locomotives previously at the Guinness' Park Royal brewery on alternate trains. trains run...More

Thank stuarthicks90
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We held our second Royal British Legion Branch Fish and Chip Supper event on the line. The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway team were friendly supportive and great fun, they helped make the evening. We had over 40 members attend and this did not phase the...More

Thank RobL2032
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience a quintessential English Branch Line, with friendly staff and a nearby market town, this is for you! This volunteer run railway is very well thought out, with lots of things to do for all the family. From the little ticket...More

Thank tulland
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The railway had a diesel event over the Bank Holiday weekend, and as I have never visited before, or seen any of their stock, it seemed a good time to visit. I caught the service train to Cholsey station, where the preserved train to Wallingford...More

1  Thank PAULNO_11
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Very good and we enjoyed the atmosphere and train. A great time and well worth the visit. Good value and throughly enjoyed the time spent here.

Thank KeithW2228
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Took my Grandchild on his first steam train trip and to meet Father Christmas, a very nice experience although for a family not cheap (No family ticket on offer) the trip was well run with all children getting to visit Father Christmas and receiving a...More

1  Thank AndyM1952
Reviewed December 8, 2016

I visited the railway as part of a group of five to do some filming for our A Level Media Studies Coursework. After emailing a few weeks before we arrived in the afternoon and were over the moon with the facilities they provided. Everyone was...More

1  Thank eleanorsylviamoore
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant way to see Father Christmas. Lovely old steam train, friendly staff who were pleased to make this a special treat for both us and the children. We all loved it. β€οΈπŸš‚ πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ‰

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