Nene Valley Railway

  • Issue 316

    Issue 316

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    With Heritage Railway magazine, you can keep up to date with essential railway news, days out and lots more! You won’t want to miss issue number 316 of Heritage Railway magazine.

  • Tornado to visit Nene Valley

    Tornado to visit Nene Valley

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    A1 Class No. 60163 Tornado will visit the Nene Valley Railway from March 28 to April 2 in celebration of its return to steam.

  • Arson attack at Nene Valley

    Arson attack at Nene Valley

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    The railway’s Orton Mere signalbox is out of action.

  • Branch line needs help to stay on track

    Branch line needs help to stay on track

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    A large project on the tracks at Nene Valley Railway has commenced.

  • Help the Nene Valley Railway build a new engine shed – in 5 inch gauge!

    Help the Nene Valley Railway build a new engine shed – in 5 inch gauge!

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    The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is appealing for support to help complete the engine shed for its new 5ins gauge Wansford Miniature Railway. Expected to open during the 2021 season, the line will connect the play area with the NVR’s workshop, providing a welcome additional attraction on site as well as a training aid. Trackwork…

  • Nine railways you can enjoy a brew or pint at

    Nine railways you can enjoy a brew or pint at

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    While some heritage lines have yet to recommence their regular train operation, they have reopened their refreshment facilities. If you fancy a day out which also supports a heritage railway – perhaps combining it with a walk or cycle ride – why not call in for a cuppa, a pint or piece of cake or…

  • Railways returning to action!

    Railways returning to action!

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    It’s been a long time coming, but the main 2020 season for a number of Britain’s heritage railways and attractions is springing into action following the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Therefore, we thought we’d bring you a list in alphabetical order of which venues are operating and when they’re set to recommence. Note however,…

  • Nene Valley Railway to re-open Overton refreshment kiosk

    Nene Valley Railway to re-open Overton refreshment kiosk

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    The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) has announced it is to re-open its refreshment kiosk at Overton station this coming weekend – Saturday and Sunday May 23/24. The intermediate station, which is located between Peterborough and Wansford, serves the popular Ferry Meadows country park. Trains services on the line remain suspended. Run by Nene Park Trust,…

  • Llangollen diesel highs and lows

    Llangollen diesel highs and lows

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    A1A Locomotives’ Class 31 No. 31271 Stratford 1840-2001 made a successful debut on the Llangollen Railway (LR) on June 16.  This follows its eviction from the Nene Valley Railway and May 4-6 gala appearance on the Churnet Valley Railway (RM March, p91). The Brush Type 2 is due to stay on the LR for at least…

  • Historic stations: Bath Green Park Some myths dispelled!

    Historic stations: Bath Green Park Some myths dispelled!

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    In the June 1980 issue of The Railway Magazine, Mike Arlett recalled the history of The Midland Station at Bath (renamed by BR as Bath Green Park in June 1951). All these years later it is apparent there still remains some confusion as to the date the station opened and the alleged existence of a…

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