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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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About Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a heritage railway over 14 miles (23km) long in the beautiful English Cotswolds. Visit the GWSR stations at Broadway (postcode WR12 7DF), Toddington (postcode GL54 5DT), Winchcombe (GL54 5LD), or Cheltenham Racecourse (GL50 4SH). Free parking, and there is so much to do in addition to riding on the heritage trains. There are authentic Great Western Railway stations and well-stocked shops. Catering options include on-train buffet cars, Broadway Station Refreshment Room, 1950s themed Coffee Pot Cafe at Winchcombe Station and the Flag & Whistle Restaurant at Toddington Station. There is a model railway coach and Discovery Coach at Winchcombe Station, whilst at Toddington there is a self-guided heritage trail, a children’s play area, a have-a-go signalbox and a locomotive yard viewing area. Check out our website to see the operating days, the train times and the range of this year's special events, both for enthusiasts and for children.
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YorkiesinDevon wrote a review 19 Jun
Exeter, United Kingdom254 contributions204 helpful votes
A thoroughly enjoyable day out at a very friendly heritage railway. All the stations are maintained to a high standard as are the coaches and locomotives. It is their credit that they are running steam despite this countries idiotic coal policies. They import their coal from Peru at exorbitant prices. The views from the train are superb as what you would expect in the Cotswolds. On the whole a great day at one of the best heritage railways in the country
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Robb H wrote a review 17 Jun
New York City, New York1015 contributions250 helpful votes
This is the product of the efforts of several hundred volunteers working over decades to present British Rail as it existed in the 1950’s. It covers 29 miles between Cheltenham Racetrack and Broadway. A restful and scene 45 minutes each way. Everything is extremely well done down to the last detail. The rail cars are not re-done, they have just been cleaned up so one can see and feel what the experience of riding BR circa 1960 was like. The station houses are, in many cases, the original structures. The volunteers, all in accurate period garb, were helpful and delighted in talking about what they have created.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Mike E wrote a review 12 Jun
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Great heritage railway run by friendly volunteers, two steam loco's running on the day we visited, stopped and had lunch on the station, then caught second train so travelled with the merchant navy class loco and the westcountry loco.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Rachelatravels wrote a review 6 Jun
Chippenham, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited this railway for the first time on the S&D steam gala weekend. We loved the gala, loved the steam trains (we counted 9 steam trains-might be wrong), loved the line with lovely views of the countryside, loved everything! The track is nice and long at 14 miles in length- lots of stations to look around and friendly staff. We'll be back! We parked at toddington (i beleive you have to pay to park at broadway)
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Steve B wrote a review 6 Jun
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I arrived at the railway at Toddington, the main station on the line. Being disabled I was able to park very close to the station entrance which is always one of the things I need to make any visit easy for me. As this event day was forecast to be busy, I'd purchased my ticket online and had to cross over the track to get the event wristband. Access was easy crossing at track level. I managed to travel up and down the line in comfort. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The one thing I think encapsulates the day would be the lineup of engines brought together for this event. Everywhere I looked there was something to see. I think this was without doubt, the best gala I've been to in a very long time.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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