If the highlight of your train journey is sneakily trying to read the newspaper of the stranger sitting next to you, then perhaps you should catch a train in South Oxfordshire, the setting of many Midsomer Murders – it’s much more more exciting!
There is rarely a dull moment on the steam trains on the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway line. These lovely locomotives really take the strain out of a train journey as there is so much on-board entertainment provided.
A seat on board the Watlington Flyer on 8th July is also a ticket to take part in a Fish and Chip Quiz Night.
When the train pulls in at Chinnor Station after returning from Thame Junction, it will be time for the teams to tuck into cod and chips (and the picture round).
Wines, beers and soft drinks will be served on board as the teams battle it out to see who can answer the most questions before it’s time to disembark.
On 30th July, you can take a journey on the Icknield Line and discover the rich abundance of local wildlife. Instead of dreary train announcements there will be expert commentary from the Chiltern Conservation Board.
Keep your fingers crossed and you might just see a gorgeously-plumed Red Kite bird soaring high in the skies outside your train window as the train speeds through the scenic Chiltern Hills.
On August 7th, all Chinnor Station’s impressive line-up of locomotives will be in operation. We’ll keep you posted about the timetable on this day.
We’ll also let you know when the next evening of murder mystery with Sherlock Holmes on the Watlington Flyer takes place.
This evening boasts canapés, Bucks Fizz (the drink, not the band) and an appearance from costumed actors.
Sadly, this evening of murder mystery is fully booked until September but hopefully Sherlock will be reappearing at Chinnor Station in October!
And if you think you’ve seen the station before, that’s because it was used in the ‘Death in a Chocolate Box’ episode of Midsomer Murders.