Many people have praised Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Station as the venue closes up shop until the spring.

Many visitors attended the tourist attraction in recent months to experience journeys on classic trains, whilst also enjoying a ride on the 4144 locomotive.

The latter was lent to the station from Didcot Railway before being returned to Oxfordshire-based town on New Year's Day [January 1].

And following their last ride until March, several passengers took to Facebook to thank them for their service.

Tina Munday said: “So glad I came out to see you this afternoon [January 1].

“Visited my grandparents' grave in Chinnor, walked the dog across to Wainhill (managed to stay upright in the mud).

“My Nan grew up at Wainhill where her father was station master.

“Watched the diesel pull towards Risborough then back to Chinnor gates to watch the steam pull them back.

“Lovely to see.”

Julian Heard added: “Great to see such a variety of appropriate engines over the years. Farewell 4144 and thanks to all the volunteers.”

Matthew Collier then said: “You do a fantastic job of recreating a GWR branch line within the finite possibilities of preservation.

“The variety of motive power each year keeps up interest and encourages return visits.

“The many excellent photo charters you support are a testament to your achievement and the realisation of your vision.

“The auto train has been my highlight from my visits since I think 2018.

“On my wish list for the future would be a 14xx, which will hopefully be possible in a few years’ time with 1450/1466/1420 all currently under overhaul.”

It will reopen on March 10 this year.