Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
An appeal for refurbishment of D5581, our Class 31 Diesel.
It is a long time since she was last in service and there is a lot to do.
If you would like to donte, or even follow the progress on a blog, then click here
Construction has started on our Restoration and Education Centre.
You can keep up to date with it as it evolves by clicking here or you can support its construction, and the railway, by clicking here and making a donation.
A book has been published by the railway containing some unique photgraphs and drawings of the stations on the line. It is available at the station, during normal opening hours, or can be ordered on-line.
Click here for further details.
We do run most Sundays, some Saturdays and Bank Holidays. Please check the railway calendar for exact dates.
Pictures of recent Permanent Way work on our Flickr gallery.
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Open to All:- Our 200 Club. A monthly lottery which supports the railway as well as the chance of winning cash prizes. Click here for details
Welcome to the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. We are a standard gauge railway operating both steam and diesel hauled train services from our station at Chinnor in Oxfordshire. It operates part of the old Great Western Railway branch line which ran between Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) and Watlington (Oxfordshire).
The railway opens for passenger services in March until Hallowe’en with Santa Specials operating in December. The line currently runs over a 3 ½ mile stretch along the foot of the Chiltern Hills running parallel to the Icknield Way, passing through attractive countryside with some outstanding views across the Vale of Whiteleaf. Our aim is to re-open as much of the branch as possible. We have built a replica of the original Station at Chinnor and are working to extend the line into Princes Risborough with connection to the Network Rail station.
Our services operate out of Chinnor station, principally at weekends, and run to Thame Junction, a round trip of nearly seven miles.
We operate a number of special events and attractions throughout the season in addition to our standard timetabled services. Please view our timetable and special events section of the site to view our forth coming events.
We are delighted to offer cream teas on some of our afternoon services. These are extremely popular and therefore we strongly recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Details of how to do so can be found here.
Refreshments and snacks including freshly made sandwiches, tea and coffee are available from our station buffet. In addition we operate an on train buffet on many services.
We have a newly refurbished gift shop situated in the station building which stocks a wide range of gifts, toys including “Thomas the Tank Engine” items.
The railway is run entirely by volunteers. Funding is obtained from donations, and the money we are able to raise by running steam and diesel train services for visitors at weekends. The Association is a registered charity. New volunteers are always welcome. No previous experience required. The railway offers a wide variety of jobs and training will be given where required. So why not join us today. Simply follow the link to our membership page and get involved.
Please take time to explore our website. We hope to see you at Chinnor Railway soon!