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Steam Gala:

Image: courtesy of Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd 

It's our 30th Anniversary Year of running passenger trains and the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway is delighted to announce there will be a Steam Gala on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 13, 14, 15 September 2024.

There will be THREE former GWR locomotives in steam:

An intensive steam timetable will operate each day - more details and full timetable to follow nearer the time. It's GWR steam haulage at its best and with gradients like our 1-68 Chinnor Bank (and there's others, including quite an incline at the Princes Risborough end of the Line), it will be a really very intensive 3-Days of Steam!

This is the first occasion that an all-steam Gala has been run over 3-days on the line and so please do make an advance note in your diary, or see below and book your saver tickets today!

You can join our steam hauled trains at either Chinnor or Princes Risborough stations - for car parking and public transport access please see the section on Arriving. Then choose your seats, sit back, relax - for further information please see our Journey Guide.

If you are maybe thinking of coming for two or perhaps three days see our local Where to Stay Guide.


Steam Gala tickets are issued as go-as-you-please Day Rovers and are valid on every train and all day long. Stay for the whole day - or book in advance for two or three day ticket bundles!

Due to the high cost of providing two additional steam locomotives, including extra hire, transport and fuel charges, our Standard Day prices and concessionary rates do not apply. Please note there are no concessionary fares available and no free or privilege rate tickets will be issued - only the Adult and Child fares shown below will apply.

Adult and Child tickets may be purchased at stations or online until 18.00 on the day before travel. If bought online the 'adult' tickets are generally £5 cheaper than buying at stations (note £2 agency fee per online transaction applies):




Accessiblity we welcome all visitors to the Railway, including those who are less able and their accompanying carer or assistance dog. As noted above there are no Concessionary fares available for carers on this occasion. Wheelchair spaces are limited to one per steam hauled train and reservations for your wheelchair must be obtained in advance - please call 07979-055366 (10.00-16.00) to book.

Well-behaved small dogs travel Free - they must be kept on a short lead and must NOT be allowed on the seats - do bring a blanket or similar for them to sit on the floor please. Dogs are NOT allowed in any dining areas (except Assistant dogs).

Buggies and strollers CANNOT be accommodated on the trains. They may be left on the platform at our stations, or if arriving by car you may prefer to leave them in your vehicle.

No seat reservations are required on any Special Steam Gala Day train services - which means that you can choose to sit in any seating areas of the passenger accommodation on every train.


The Station Café at Chinnor serves teas, coffees, assorted drinks, juice cartons and bottled water. We also have a selection of sandwiches and baps all freshly made on the day, together with hot sausage rolls and pasties, homemade cakes, biscuits, crisps etc. A trolley service of tea, coffee and snacks will also be available on some trains. We will also have our own Chinnor Ales and guest Beers at pub prices (what would a Steam Gala be... without Ale?).


Booking information

For more information please call us on 07979 055366 (10.00 - 16.00 hours) or contact us by email bookings@chinnorrailway.co.uk.

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Fri 13 Sep 2024
Open Day Event
Sat 14 Sep 2024
Open Day Event
Sun 15 Sep 2024
Open Day Event