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40th Anniversary Steam Gala

Saturday, 06 November 2021 9:30am to Sunday, 07 November 2021 7:30am


Churchwood House
Station Approach
GL54 5LD

Accessibility features

  • Access for Wheelchair Users Access for Wheelchair Users
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • PA/Carer Free Entry

It promises to be an action-packed weekend with plenty to see and do. Whether your interest is steam, historic diesel traction or both then you will be more than satisfied. Above all it’s a chance to reflect on 40 years of development and celebrate the extraordinary volunteer-led achievements that have created today’s vibrant railway. Back in 1981, the GWSR was formed to purchase a desolate and trackless line between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway and rebuild it from scratch: a huge challenge that many critics claimed had no hope of ever succeeding. The trains running this weekend over 14 miles of breathtakingly beautiful Cotswold countryside spectacularly prove those naysayers wrong.

Footplate rides – 40th Anniversary show at Winchcombe – Gotherington Station open – visit behind the scenes at Carriage & Wagon –  intensive steam and diesel train services – enjoy all that the GWSR has to offer!