“The GWSR offers a 25-mile round trip between Cheltenham Racecourse, Winchcombe and Toddington Stations and on to Laverton (no station), through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds.
The journey takes in views of the Malvern Hills, the Vale of Evesham, across to the Black Mountains in Wales, all with rolling Cotswold Hills along the other side of the track. Close to Winchcombe Station is Greet tunnel which, at 693 yards, is the second longest on a preserved railway. Just north of Toddington Station the route traverses the 15-arch Stanway Viaduct.
For 2015 the GWSR is operating an extensive timetable to take full advantage of all the railway’s facilities, as well as holding a variety of special events throughout the year to suit all tastes. Most trains are hauled by heritage steam locomotives, complemented by some heritage diesel locomotives and restored railcars. Groups may start their journey from any of the three stations, and various journey options and durations are possible depending on the starting point. Group rover tickets are also available, enabling groups to spend the day as they wish travelling on the railway, perhaps taking in the re-vamped Flag & Whistle Restaurant, the shop, the small museum, and the heritage trail at Toddington Station. There is plenty of free parking for cars and coaches at all three stations.”
For more information, call Marcus or Ian on:
Tel: 01242 621 902