Choo choo on the Steam Train! - Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Sunday, 7 September 2014

First train ride for Little Miss A today and it was on a steam train! Not bad for a first experience!

Recently I entered a competition with Look Local Magazine and won a family ticket for the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. The tickets arrived in the post yesterday and needed to be used before the end of the year. Looking at the timetable the trains mostly run at the weekends and as Mr MoaB is going to still be working most weekends for the next couple of months, we decided to take the opportunity to go on the train today.

I was really pleased to find out I'd won as going on a train journey is no. 14 on Little Miss A's Things To Do Before I'm 2 list. I imagined that we would be going on a mainline train journey somewhere to tick this one off the list, but instead we got the chance to go on a steam train!

The trains depart from Chinnor Station which is a half hour drive away. We got to the station about 2.45pm and went straight to the ticket office. All the staff we spoke to were really friendly. They're all volunteers who run the railway.

We took a few photos on the platform before boarding the train. We showed Little Miss A the engine and she was intrigued by the steam!


The train wasn't too busy which is just as well as Little Miss A kept moving about between different seats during the journey! The train departed at 3pm and headed out of the station towards Princes Risborough. It passes through some really lovely countryside with nice views.


It's a round trip of nearly seven miles and takes about 45 minutes. There's a short stop at Thame Junction for the engine to be moved to the other end for the return journey. Here's Little Miss A watching out for the engine to pass by:


Little Miss A loved it, particularly when the train hooted! We had great fun onboard the train!


Tickets are £11 per adult, £6 per child (3-15 years). Under 3s are free. Or you can buy family tickets which are £20 for 1 adult & 2 children or £28 for 2 adults & 2 children. As we hadn't paid for our tickets to travel, we left a donation towards the Restoration Fund.


A really fun family afternoon! A nice way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Here's my favourite picture of the day:




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2 Responses to “Choo choo on the Steam Train! - Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway”

  1. sounds great. a nice prize. my boys loved it when we went on a Thomas ride a couple of years ago

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    1. Always nice to win a prize! If only could win more!!

      I'm sure this is the first of many such train rides as she grows up! Like the idea of the Santa trains they run so when she's older will have to do that with her!

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