Swindon & Cricklade RailwayPlaces to Visit
- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
We offer round-trip passenger journeys of approximately 4.5 miles with trains running between Blunsdon and Hayes Knoll, plus an extension south to Taw Valley Halt at Mouldon Hill Country Park within the Borough of Swindon.
Blunsdon is the main 'visitor centre', with car parking, Whistle Stop Cafe, picnic area, shop etc., while Hayes Knoll gives visitors the opportunity to see various restoration projects progressing in the engine shed, now extended to include five roads. Motive power is provided by Steam and Diesel locomotives. See our Event List to find out when we are running.
Steam engines currently in service include resident Andrew Barclay 0-6-0ST 'Swordfish' and guest locomotive ex GWR 0-6-2T '5619'. Diesels include examples of ex-BR Classes 03, 08 and 09 and a Class 73 electro diesel E6003 'Sir Herbert Walker', plus industrials.
The S&CR was one of the first to undertake the complete reconstruction of a standard-gauge railway with no legacy of track or buildings. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2018.
A Glimpse Into a Bygone Era
Through generous donations from our members, we have built up a fantastic collection of railwayana and antiques from Swindon and the surrounding areas. Our museum displays the history of the GWR and the M&SWJR.
The museum at Blunsdon Station is open most Weekends and special Event Days. As it is staffed by Volunteers, please ring 01793 771615 to enquire about opening before travelling a long distance to visit. Alternatively, if you wish to find out more about the M&SWJR, we encourage you to visit the website: 'Swindon's Other Railway'. Swindon's Other Railway
For updated information visit https://swindon-cricklade-railway.org/