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Murder Mystery Night

Murder, Mystery and Suspense - solve the clues on our steam hauled evening supper on 16 May, 25 July and 12 September!

The scene is set at Chinnor station by our professional and entertaining actors from the Irregular Special Players. Each plot allows a degree of audience participation, within a complex yet humorous case, which is solvable only to the astute of mind. Will you be able to call yourself a master detective by the end of the evening?

The Blackmailer Plot: Doctor Dietler, a ruthless blackmailer has hired a ‘special’ train from the railway magnate Colonel Holman Stevens. Onboard are the famous actress Maria Zinden travelling with her son, Franck, and the armaments merchant Federick von Heissen, both of whom are being blackmailed by Doctor Dietler. Why is Colonel Holman Stevens allowing Doctor Dietler to hire the special train on which to conduct his wicked blackmail business? What are the secrets that the famous actress and armaments merchant have to hide, and what does the Flagler Bridge disaster have to do with this case? Why do we also find Sherlock Holmes to be a prime suspect for the murder?

All you have to do is follow the clues, question the suspects, find the physical evidence and solve the case before Sherlock Holmes makes his deductions...


Your evening starts at 18.45 and finishes at 22.30 back at Chinnor station, where the murderer is revealed.

P.S. Some of our 'suspects' may include YOU or some of your fellow travellers... (props and items of clothing will be provided) and it adds to the fun of the evening, although if you'd prefer not to be quite so involved, please tell Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Watson!


Adult £35.00 (16+ years)
Child* £25.00 (10 - 15 years)

*We suggest a minimum age of 10 years.

Price includes three round trips of the line with a two-courses supper - there is also a paid-for service of alcoholic beers and wines, soft drinks etc all at Pub prices, and served at your seats by our volunteer stewards.


16 May & 12 September
Mains - choice of Ginger & Soy Poached Salmon, Pork & Cranberry Terrine, Spinach Roulade (V) - all served with warm New Potatoes, plus Coleslaw & Seasonal Salad, Rolls & Butter. Dessert - choice of Lemon Cheesecake & Cream or Fresh Fruit Meringue & Cream.

25 July
Mains - choice of Ploughman's Supper with Pie, Ham & Cheese, or with Quiche & Cheese (V) - all served with & Seasonal Salad, Rolls & Butter. Dessert - choice of Chocolate Brownies & Cream or New York Cheesecake & Cream.

Make up a Party of 10 (or more):
There are reduced rates for groups of 10 or more - please call 07718 003133 (Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00) and we will be delighted to discuss availability and prices with you.

Booking information

Due to the fixed seating layout, bookings are made per complete table of 2, 3 or 4 persons. Prices include train fare, entertainment and supper, but excludes wines, beers and additional soft drinks - which are available at your seat at extra cost. Due to the internal dimensions of our heritage coaches, we regret that less able persons can only be accommodated if they are not confined to a wheelchair.