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Spirit of the 1940s

Two days of nostalgia – come in period 1940s costume, in uniform (no enemy uniforms please) , or just as you are. Have fun, educate the younger folks, ride the train and enjoy a 1940s-style experience!

  • We cordially invite you to travel back in time. You will be able to SEE, SMELL & HEAR something of what your parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, and others, experienced in their 1940s travels.
  • Our pay-once-stay-all-day tickets will be issued at regular published prices, plus accompanied children 5-15 yrs go for just £1 (and 0-4 yrs travel Free).
  • Any Adults or Seniors in 1940s attire or Allied Forces uniform can travel for Half-price (that's half the normal Adult price at £6): just come along in your 1940s style dress and buy your tickets on the day!
  • You may be asked, “Is your journey really necessary?” and travellers are specifically asked to “Beware of fifth columnists”
  • Re-enactors will be on hand to answer your questions and the fabulous Oxfordshire Home Guard will be giving living history demonstrations at intervals at Chinnor station, whilst the Cambrian Cafe will be serving surprisingly delicious and healthy 1940s-style treats and refreshments.
  • There will be swing music and live entertainments at intervals throughout the day at Chinnor station.
  • Trains will be running under strict Air Raid precautions and there could be unexploded bombs and perhaps other surprises at stations.
  • You might bump into one or two look-alike characters - you'll know them if you see them!
  • And if the trains do perhaps get a bit crowded... well, it is the 1940s, don’t you know!

Look out for details of happenings and more information on our Facebook page and also re-visit this website nearer the time please.

Timetable

  Diesel
Steam
Steam Steam
Steam
Steam
Passengers only carried on services marked 'Passenger' Passenger
Passenger
Passenger Goods
Passenger
Pasenger
Chinnor depart 09.30 11.05 12.30
13.50 14.35 16.10
Princes Risborough arrive 09.58 11.26 12.51 - 14.56 16.32
Platform 4 for arrivals and departures:
Princes Risborough depart 10.15 11.40 13.05 - 15.10 16.45
Chinnor arrive
10.36 12.01 13.29 14.06 15.31 17.12

Travel Prices

  IN ADVANCE: BY 20.00
ON DAY BEFORE TRAVEL
ON THE DAY:
WALK-UP & BUY
ONLINE AGENCY:
BOOKING FEE
Adult or Senior in 1940s attire or Allied Forces Uniform Only available at the Ticket Office £ 6  
Adult (16-59 yrs) £11 £12 £2 per complete booking
Senior (60+ yrs) £9 £10  
Adult National Railcard holder# £9 £10  
Child* (5-15 yrs) £1 £1  
Child (0-4 yrs) £ Free £ Free  


*From Thursday 25 July until Sunday 01 September 2019 inclusive and every day in-between that the railway runs, e.g. every Sunday and each Thursday - up to two children (5-15 yrs) go for just £1 each when accompanied by any fare-paying Adult (16-59 yrs), Senior (60+ yrs), or Adult National Railcard holder.

# Named holder(s) shown on National Railcard.

Make up a Party of 10 (or more):

There are reduced rates for groups of 10 or more - please speak to Ray on 07718 003133 (10.00 - 16.00, calls only - sorry no texts to his 'phone) and Ray will be delighted to discuss availability and prices with you.

FACILITIES AT STATIONS:

On days when the Railway is operating our volunteers at Chinnor station provide: a ticket office where you can book tickets to travel on the same day; a large car park which offers FREE parking for ticket holders; the Cambrian Tea Shop selling drinks and light refreshments and the souvenir shop is open; toilet and baby changing facilities are available; take a look at our Accessibility Guide if you are in a wheelchair or require assistance.

At Princes Risborough station services are provided by Chiltern Railways - except that the heritage line provides a ticket office located on Platform 4, where you can book tickets to travel to Chinnor on the same day. See details of Chiltern Railways facilities at the station guide. For car parking at Princes Risborough see the Chiltern Railways parking page (present charge Autumn 2018 for Off-Peak parking is £5.50).

Booking information

  • Our pay-once-stay-all-day tickets will be issued at regular published prices, plus accompanied children 5-15 yrs go for just £1 (and 0-4 yrs travel Free).
  • Any Adults or Seniors in 1940s attire or Allied Forces uniform ( no enemy uniforms please )  can travel for Half-price (that's half the normal Adult price at £6): just come along in your 1940s style dress and buy your tickets on the day!

Book tickets

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Book online
Mon 26 Aug 2019
Book online