The train station was at Toddington in Gloustershire, the Gloustershire Warwickshire Railway, a line that is manned by volunteers. Closed down in 1976 volunteers got together, formed a railway society, got permission to reopen the line and have managed it since. The next section to Broadway will open in 2017.
They run 2 different trains, a dieseland a steam train; we bought an all day pass so we could ride all of the trains. The first run was a short one going from Teddington to Laverton. Along the way you cross over the Stanway Viaduct, you can't see it from the train, but I've included a photo of it. This train was the Teddy Bear Express and everyone had a Teddy.
With the 2 of them we then rode the steam train from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse. Along the way we had a stop in Winchcombe where you could get out and wander around, we stayed on the train and had lunch, bacon butties around.
By the time we returned to Toddington the day had turned very cold and rainy so we headed home, but what a fun day.
|The Teddy Bear Express|
|A Very Excited Teddy|
|Teddies in the Luggage Racks|
|The Steam Engine That Took us to Cheltenham|
|Teddy's New Friend|
|Near the end of our trip I picked up one more Teddy, Paddington of course, complete with his red wells.|
My new header is a pair of paintings that hang in our dining room, painted by Mac of course.