Let’s have another go with the Railcar.

After an excellent Saturday with 92 Squadron hauling services on an almost ideal day with plenty of steam we next Saturday run the railcar.

The Swedish Railcar is very popular with visitors, one of the reasons being I think that it’s unusual.

First service is at 1030 from Wansford.

Let’s have a bit of steam then.

Saturday 22nd January sees a steam service with all being well 92 Squadron running. Three services leaving Wansford at 10.00 12.00 and 14.00. With no services to Yarwell.

Steam services are always popular so a good day expected.

Tickets will be available to pre-book or on the day.

So nice to see the first steam service of the new year.

Let’s do it again.

Tomorrow (Saturday) sees a repeat of last Saturday with a railcar service using the Swedish Railcar.

This time of year is very quiet on the railway as it is with other heritage lines and the Railcar is an excellent choice to run. It gives visitors an excellent view of the scenery as it runs between Wansford & Peterborough.

There are four services and the first will leave Wansford at 1030.

So if you fancy a breath of fresh air and the chance to get out then perhaps a visit to the railway could be just what you are looking for.

Let’s start again at the beginning shall we?

Tomorrow the 8th January marks the first running day of 2022 for the railway.

Let us hope that it’s not as difficult and unpredictable as the last few years when many things have happened that nobody could predict. They led to closedowns, disrupted & limited services and cancelled events.

To all those who have supported the railway through the difficult time and continue to do so. Thank You!

The railways biggest asset are it’s working members and paid staff. This has often been said. So if you plan to visit the railway then just remember that without the people working around you there may have been nowhere to visit.

Enjoy visiting us in 2022, you will be very welcome.

Well another year gone!

Here we are at the end of another year. Today saw the last of the 2021 Santa trains run, and as always they were full and busy.

Now we have a short rest before we begin 2022 services on the 8th January with the Swedish Railcar.

It’s been a funny couple of years with great challenges and unexpected hurdles at every turn. But the railway is still running.

So if you have visited and spent money with us, thanks for your support, it is appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you in 2022, hopefully with more events and visiting locomotives.

So on behalf of the members & staff I would like to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you again in the coming year.

Thomas in the Christmas Spirit.

The Polish Tank, another Santa loco through the eyes of a visitor.

Today saw the Polish Tank Engine hauling the Santa trains. Here are some images of it at Peterborough Nene Valley Station.

The images are © Christopher Walker

The Polish Tank Engine with a bit of steam
Off the front of the Santa’s to take on water.
Under the water tower.
Getting ready to go back to couple up to the coaches.

My thanks to Christopher for these images they are much appreciated.

Back in the day.

Back in the dim distant past before the age of digital cameras and smartphones people still took pictures.

Here are some from the days of film. They have been sent to me by Christopher Walker and were taken by his father, dates are unknown.

Danish Locomotive 656 (Tinkerbell!)
92 Squadron undergoing overhaul work.
“Thomas” At a very different looking Wansford compared to today.
6106 on a visit it the Nene Valley Railway.

I always like the look of photographs taken the traditional way, I always feel they have character and depth.

The Santa Locomotives. Through the eyes of a visitor.

After I posted some of Christopher Walker pictures he has sent me two more of the Santa locomotives yesterday.

Both images are © Christopher Walker

Class 14 arriving back at Wansford.
92 Squadron awaiting to depart Wansford for Peterborough Nene Valley.

My thanks to Christopher for sending the above images, it is appreciated.