Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksRail Services
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Is a Heritage railway running from Chinnor Village, on Oxfordshire, to Princes Risborough Town, in Buckinghamshire. We run a mix of Steam and Diesel Trains, with special dates for Cream Teas, Fish & Chip Quiz nights, Murder Mysteries, Teddy Bears, Easter and the School Holidays, not forgetting Halloween spooky trains and the very Popular Santa specials at Christmas. The railway is self funding by an army of totally unpaid, dedicated, volunteers. We adhere to National Railways standards with in-house training courses.
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EmJoBo
High Wycombe, UK63 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited with my older children (30 & 28) as the trip was originally for myself and my what is now my late husband. We did it in his memory. First off, the customer service was excellent in changing the booking to accommodate me under the sad circumstances.
The day itself was brilliant. The train was great and you really felt like you’d stepped back in time. All the volunteer workers were so helpful and knowledgeable on the journey. Felt really spoilt and nothing was too much trouble.
The afternoon tea with Prosecco was delicious and very filling. Delicious sandwiches and cakes.
We did the return to Princes Risborough and back and it took about an hour, which was just enough time to eat.
There’s a lovely little souvenir shop to buy a keepsake from the visit. We were really lucky with the weather so the scenery on route was fabulous.
Would highly recommend going on this trip and having the afternoon tea treat.
Written 14 October 2023
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Thank you and now you have made me hungry too! Glad it was a rewarding day, the Stewards do their best to make sure everyone has a great trip and our wonderful drivers coax the old engines to give their best.
Written 19 October 2023
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carlydsouza
Surrey, UK2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited the railway for afternoon tea my sons 5th Birthday, as hes a big fan of steam trains. The Volunteers were so wonderful from booking through to the day. A volunteer named Les was very helpful at the point of booking and must have past on details that it was my son's birthday as they had decorated the seats with banners and balloons. All the staff/volunteers were so friendly, and made a real fuss of my son, talking to him, singing happy birthday and giving him a card. Robin, Lynda and Keith were particularly attentive and made him feel very special. The afternoon tea was lovely, and included finger sandwiches, scones and cakes and they brought extra as they saw we had children with us. At the end of the train ride, the volunteer took us down to meet the driver and have a photo taken on the footplate. All in all a wonderful day, wonderful service which I would recommend for all ages from children to adults!
Written 10 October 2023
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Sounds like a great day. Les is everyone's favourite Uncle and has a secret line to the Stewards to launch birthday celebrations. How he does it, he won't tell us, some new fangled thing from the days after the Steam Trains I am guessing. Glad you had a great day
Written 19 October 2023
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mandy h
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Business
Felt like stepping back in time
it was a lovely day
Staff we’re helpful and friendly
Cream teas
Beautiful scenery
Written 9 October 2023
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Thank you, glad you enjoyed your trip
Written 19 October 2023
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banbury1
banbury92 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a friendly little railway! Arrived am and had a bacon bap and coffee at the station. Then went for a lovely walk round area. Back to station for a cream tea on board for Seniors day. Lovely homemade scone with cream and jam and steaming cup of tea or coffee. All volunteers were cheerful and friendly and keen to talk about the railway. The ride although short was absolutely lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Written 1 October 2023
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Thank you, we try hard to make sure everyone has a good trip, regardless of the British Weather. Today was rather pleasant. Very glad you had a good day.
Written 1 October 2023
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SkipperSkippy
Buckinghamshire13 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
A short but scenic ride through the Chiltern countryside. If you are lucky enough to be on the first train in the morning then deer and hares are a common sight especially if it’s slightly misty.
The volunteer staff are all amazing!
Written 18 September 2023
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Thank you, that first train in Spring and Autumn always catches the wildlife out. Glad you enjoyed your trip.
Written 25 September 2023
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Stephen T
Pontypridd, UK20 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
My first visit to this heritage line and I was more than impressed.
As a life long steam locomotive enthusiast (unable to volunteer on them any longer due to arthritis), I visited on their "Special Steaming Day" as they would only be running a limited number of trips with a diesel. As it turned out, the planned diesel service was cancelled ("Hooray" from me !!!) and a 3 hour drive got me to Chinnor Station in time for the first train of the day.
Without exception, all the staff that I had interactions with were polite, friendly and helpful and genuinely cared that visitors were having a good time.
I really cannot speak too highly of the staff and the presentation of the railway. The buildings, the track, the carriages, the locomotives - all obviously well cared for and well presented. Something that is sadly lacking at several of the larger heritage railways that I visit on a more frequent basis.
I thoroughly recommend a visit to this wonderful and friendly line and whether you are a railway enthusiast or not, I'm sure that the staff will do all that they can to make sure that you have a most enjoyable time at the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.
Written 5 September 2023
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Thank you, glad you had a good day. As the station maintenance manger, I will pass your comments onto the team, much appreciated.
Written 7 September 2023
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Amanda C
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Me and my husband had a great afternoon at this railway, the journey was very scenic, we loved looking out at the open fields and hillsides. The staff were so friendly and we spoke with Bill, the guard on the train who chatted with us, such a nice man. :) Thanks for a lovely afternoon.
Written 1 September 2023
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Thank you, you got the better weather too. Glad you enjoyed the trip
Written 7 September 2023
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Frank Cheevers
Newbury, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Probably my fourth visit in a year and on each occasion I've been left with the feeling of being treated as someone special. Nice comfortable trains with interesting traction edging classic Chilterns countryside, attractive at any time of the year. In any organisation though, it's the people who make it and this railway has got some great volunteers. Today, we even had a travelling magician, excellent
Written 31 August 2023
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Thank you, We are very glad you had a great time, much appreciated
Written 7 September 2023
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Tony D
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
Brilliant afternoon. We were booked on to a steam train plus cream tea, 58 of us. We were very early so as to see the engine and take photo`s etc and the staff were smiley and helpful. Excellent station facilities, shop, cafe, toilets, seating.The whole process from booking, to the trip itself was organisd by an amazing group of volunteers. Replies to my frequent questions were quick and informative. Lots of technical info for those who needed it. Plenty of tea and coffee, with our cream tea which was excellent. I Highly recommend this and know that several of my members are planning a return trip with family.
Joy Chiswell Green u3a
Written 12 August 2023
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Glad you enjoyed the day
Written 15 August 2023
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249elaine
St. Albans, UK31 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great afternoon on the steam train with an amazing cream tea. It is totally run by volunteers who work very hard and are very informative, we had a very nice volunteer called Keith who informed us of the history of the railway, thank you Keith and all your colleagues who made our afternoon very enjoyable.
Written 10 August 2023
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It was a fun day for us too, glad you enjoyed it
Written 15 August 2023
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CHINNOR & PRINCES RISBOROUGH RAILWAY: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 18:00