The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and, where available, are steam hauled.

Known locally as "The Bunk", passenger services ceased in 1959. Having secured the line in 1981, the CWR Preservation Society now aims to re-create a GWR Station, similar to the original, at its site in Hithercroft Road.

Opening Times and Events for 2003:

Tickets may be purchased at either station. At Wallingford, there is a museum and souvenir shop with second-hand books. Light refreshments are available in our Cambrian Railways coach, with ajoining picnic area. Parking is available at both stations.

Bank Holiday trains , 25 August 2018 to 27 August 2018 at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Hithercroft Road, Wallingford (0.3 miles away)
Our trains are running to celebrate the bank holiday weekend. Pre book a cream tea on the 1405 train. Email pathatch50@hotmail.co.uk


Singing Trains with BunkFest , 01 September 2018 to 02 September 2018 at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Hithercroft Road, Wallingford (0.3 miles away)
Wallingfords premier festival of folk music, dancing and beer! Musicians will be on most of our trains and 'Bunk Ale' will be available from the brake coach bar.


ShuntFest Diesel Weekend , 08 September 2018 to 09 September 2018 at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Hithercroft Road, Wallingford (0.3 miles away)
In connection with the Didcot Railway Centre


Fish & Chip special , 15 September 2018 at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Hithercroft Road, Wallingford (0.3 miles away)
Enjoy a fish and chip supper on-board. Pre-booking only.


1940's Weekend , 06 October 2018 to 07 October 2018 at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Hithercroft Road, Wallingford (0.3 miles away)
Living History displays, War-time vehicles and other 1940s displays around the Wallingford station site. This was one of our most popular events of 2017, be sure to check out this years trip back to the 40s.


Spooky Halloween Trains , 27 October 2018 to 28 October 2018 at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Hithercroft Road, Wallingford (0.3 miles away)
Gifts for children aged 1-7 distributed by the 'Witch of Wallingford'. The Witch's grotto will be in the brake coach. Are you brave enough to face the Witch of Wallingford so close to all Hallows eve?