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Born in 1949? Celebrate with a 60-year-old Steam Engine and travel free on the GWR this weekend!

This weekend on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – ‘The Honeybourne Line’ – celebrates a rather special lady’s 60th birthday.

The ‘lady’ is engine no. 7903, named Foremarke Hall.  And to help her celebrate, there’s a free ride on the 10-mile line on 4th and 5th July for anyone who was born in 1949!

GWR’s first Real Ale and Steam weekend

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR), in conjunction with the North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), is holding its first Ale and Steam weekend on 6th and 7th June at Winchcombe Station. 

The magic goes on and on at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway!

After a highly successful Cotswold Festival of Steam, which saw nearly 5,000 passengers carried over four days

Express Way to a Magic Train Ride on the GWR

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is conjuring up a magic few days in May, when the biggest - and heaviest - star of the Harry Potter movies pays a visit.

The ‘star' is the dark red steam locomotive* that, in the films, hauls the ‘Hogwarts Express', carrying Harry Potter and his young wizard companions to Hogwarts School.

Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black-and-white-cat pay a first class visit to the GWR

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway to welcome a one-in-a-million traveller!

Santa steams in to Toddington on the GWR

Saturday 6th December - Wednesday 24th December 2008 at Toddington Railway Station.
Santa paid an unexpected visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway this week to check on bookings for his “Santa Specials 2008” trains starting on Saturday 6th December. To his delight he found that some trains are already sold out and bookings are well up on previous years.

All aboard for the GWR’S Autumn Diesel Gala in the Cotswolds

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2008 - Toddington Railway Station, Gloucestershire
Visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October and it’s the diesel locomotive that will be the star of the show.  What’s more, visitors to the Autumn Diesel Gala at Toddington can try their hand at driving one of these fantastic machines!

Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th birthday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Saturday 27th September and Sunday 28th September 2008 - Toddington Railway Station
Paddington Bear, one of the most iconic characters from children’s literature, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year.  This is something he won’t be keeping under his hat! So, to mark the occasion, he will be returning to his railway roots with a visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington in the Cotswolds.

Combined Diesel Gala and Bus Rally at the GWR

Friday 4th July - Sunday 6th July at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, with a Spitfire fighter flying in low on Saturday evening. 

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