Floods along the river Nene.

Flooding by Wansford station along the river this morning, though nothing to affect either the station or the track.

Here is a picture from the Railcam web cam this morning. The shot is from the signal box looking east.

© Railcam

For details of Railcam and their network of cameras on both the network and some heritage lines go to Railcam.uk

A few locomotives from better times.

This year has not been a year for loco spotting!!
So here are a few pics from recent years when the sun really did shine down on the railway.

© Robert Maskill
© Robert Maskill
© Robert Maskill
© Robert Maskill
© Robert Maskill
© Robert Maskill

I will post a few more over the festive period.

Nene Valley Railway Closed Until Further Notice.

Mon 21st Dec 2020

Since we announced the closing of Nene Valley Railway with immediate effect, after the Government announced that Peterborough was moving into Tier 4 at midnight on Sat 19th Dec. Our dedicated team have been working tirelessly to answer all customer emails and messages. We thank all our customers for being patient with us. As you can image our inbox is very full. All requests for refunds will be honored and processed as quickly as we can do it. It is not an easy task to complete. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers old and new a Merry Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you all to Nene Valley Railway when it is safe to do so.

Sometimes you need more than just a locomotive.

One thing I see on a regular basis are countless pictures of locomotives.

But sometimes you need more than just the locomotive to make a picture.

Here for example is a picture from Jason Isaac taken at Wansford. I know tastes can vary but this is I must admit a favourite of mine.

© Jason Isaac. Duke of Gloucester at Wansford.

Advertisements and tickets

Many tickets these days seem to have adverts on the back for a variety of things from half price burgers to free cinema tickets.

Well back in the day railway tickets also had advertisements , however these were in the form of slip in adverts into pockets in the ticket.

Here are a couple of examples, I do wonder how successful they were.

Would they have encouraged you to purchase anything?

Would you buy a ticket from Nassington and be tempted to buy China tea?

Santa Service Pictures From Wansford.

Here are some pictures from the Santa services at the weekend taken at Wansford.

Wansford Signal Box © Robin Neighbour.
The yard at Wansford © Robin Neighbour.
Class 14 with Santa train arriving back at Wansford © Robin Neighbour.
Wansford Car Park in the sunshine © Robin Neighbour.

The Santa Specials 6th December 2020.

Some pics from this morning nice trip out to get some photos of the morning frost. enjoy

Before First Train. © Jason Isaac
The Polish Tank Engine Heading Towards Peterborough. © Jason Isaac
Smoke & Steam © Jason Isaac.

I hope you enjoy these images.