Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Transport
Phone: 01242 621405
The railway offers a 25-mile round trip between Laverton and Cheltenham Racecourse through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds.
Going north from our station at Toddington, once a major fruit distribution centre, you emerge from a cutting to cross the 15-arch Stanway Viaduct from which Stanway House can just be seen. The line continues, soon entering another cutting which is spanned at one point by an aquaduct, before emerging at Laverton, the present northern extent of the line.
Going south from Toddington the train passes the workshops where our fleet of steam and diesel locomotives are maintained and restored. The journey then takes you past the village of Didbrook and the site of Hayles Abbey Halt which served the nearby Abbey (English Heritage). Good views of the Cotswolds can be seen from both sides of the train, before arriving at Winchcombe station, which is actually at Greet, about a mile from the town.
The Restoration & Archiving Trust operates a small museum at Toddington Station. It is located in a former GWR Collett Brake Coach dating from 1935, and houses a display of memorabilia and early scenes of the railway.
AddressPrestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3PE
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