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Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

The Historic 'Wally Line'

Enjoy a Heritage train ride on this rural branchline which was first opened in 1866. The line runs through the beautiful countryside of South Oxfordshire and links the historic riverside town of Wallingford with GWR trains at Cholsey. Travel on the 1950 coaches, hauled by one of the heritage diesel locomotives or by a visiting steam engine.

On the journey, look out for Cholsey Church where Agatha Christie is buried and perhaps spot the magnificent Red Kites, that are often seen flying across their line. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and where available are steam hauled. A round trip takes around 45 minutes from the historic market town of Wallingford to Cholsey.

The preserved section of this railway was known locally as “The Bunkline”, passenger services ceased in 1959.

Having secured the line in 1981, the CWR Preservation Society now aims to enhance the facilities that the railway offers and to improve the Wallingford Site. A new Victorian Canopy (from Maidenhead Station) has just been installed!

Please visit The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway website for further information on timetables and events.