Chinnor

Information
Type: Preserved Railway
(Chinnor & Princes
Risborough Railway)
Opened: 1872 (Closed 1957)
Re-Opened: 1994
Platforms: 1
Chinnor is the terminus and currently only station on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. The station was originally on the Watlington & Princes Risborough Railway which opened in 1872 though the line closed to passenger traffic in 1957. The line remained open for freight traffic until 1989 when it was finally closed [1]. The line was reopened by the CPRR in 1991.

The original station was demolished after the cessation of passenger traffic. The current station dates from 1994 and was a rebuild of the original building with a main difference being the layout of the chimneys [2]. The station is the headquarters of the railway and host to its storage sidings and yard.

The current Chinnor platform is the opposite side of the line to the original station so passengers need to cross the track, this allows for interesting views of trains at the station. At the moment Chinnor remains the only station on the CPRR though soon a platform at Princes Risborough will be re-opened allowing interchange with the main line.
The CPRR is home to preserved 3-CEP 1198. As there is no third rail it has to be diesel hauled!

One of the CPRR Class 08 shunts through Chinnor

Chinnor signal box

Visitor Class 20 D8188 at a recent gala

Chinnor is also host to steam hauled services

One of the CPRR bubble cars pulls into Chinnor

[1] Brian J. Dickson, The Watlington Branch of the Great Western Railway (CPRR Association, 2014) p. 6
[2] Ibid. p. 30