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Railways / Heritage Railways

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway 2020

Pannier No. 4650 at Chinnor Station
Pannier No. 4650 at Chinnor Station
Pannier Tank No. 9682 in full steam on the Chinnor Railway
Pannier Tank No. 9682 in full steam on the Chinnor Railway
Loco No. 1369 on Santa Duty on the Chinnor Railway
Loco No. 1369 on Santa Duty on the Chinnor Railway

Ex GWR branch line 3.5 miles in length from Chinnor to Thame Junction. Part of former GWR Watlington Branch from Princes Risborough. Steam or diesel hauled trains.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Operator

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Company

Address

Chinnor Station, Station Approach Station Road Chinnor Oxfordshire OX39 4BZ

  • 01844 353 535 (Talking Timetable)
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  • View website

Open days

Sun & BHol 22 Mar-Sep. Plus some Sat. Thu 23 Jul-Aug.

Travel

By Bus: 40 (not Sun)

By Rail: Princes Risborough / 4 miles

The railway is a friendly country branch line in the style of the former Great Western Railway, providing heritage train rides for both families and enthusiasts alike.

The line runs for 3½ miles along the foot of the Chiltern Hills, parallel to the historic Icknield Way passing through attractive countryside and red kites can often be seen circling overhead. Most trains are steam hauled and operate every Sunday and Bank Holiday, departing from Chinnor station. The railway is open from Mothers Day in mid-March to Halloween at the end of October and generally tickets give unlimited travel on the day of purchase. The railway also runs its popular Santa and Mince Pie specials during December and it is advisable to pre-book for Santa!

It also offers superb cream teas on many of the Sunday afternoon steam hauled trains, of which George Pembroke of Steam Railway wrote ‘The cream tea is the best on-train catering item offered on normal service, and is highly recommended’. For Cream teas availability and advance booking please telephone 07979 055 366.

The Railway offers both 'Steam and Diesel Driver Experience Days' when members of the public can learn how to control a steam, or diesel, locomotive on the Icknield Line. Telephone 07784 189 322 for more details.

The railway has wheelchair access, but not on DMU trains, Disabled toilet facilities.
Light refreshments are available on Chinnor Station and most trains include a licensed buffet. Souvenirs of your visit can be purchased in the gift shop.
 

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