Jason’s Photo of the Month September 2021

© Jason Isaac

I would like to dedicate this photo to former NVR driver and Steam inspector Peter Richardson who sadly passed away last month. A4 60009 Union of South Africa opens up at Longueville Junction during a photo charter in September 2017 with Peter Richardson at the controls. 

Jason Isaac

The Orton Mere Signal Box

A few months ago we published pictures of the inside of Wansford Signal Box. So now it’s the turn of the Orton Mere Signal Box.

Now I know it’s not very large, and I still remember when we had the allotment at the station a visitor asking me if it was a potting shed.

So here are some internal shots of the box.

The box that holds the Staff.
The train register
The signal leavers and instruments.
Signal leavers, instruments and diagram of signal layout at the station

Pictures © Keith Parkinson. My thanks to Keith for taking and sending me the pictures.

The Wansford Booking Office.

One place that people rarely think about except when validating or buying tickets is the booking office. Not realising that it houses a crack squad trained to extract money with the least amount of pain.

Here are a few pictures of the booking office.

The Booking Hall.
Where you part with your money.
The nerve centre.
You too can have one of these for a couple of pounds!

So there you have it, the hub of the station on running days.

All images are © Kim Shaw.

Bahamas on the Nene Valley Railway

This weekend saw the locomotive Bahamas running on the line.

Here are four pictures of the locomotive kindly sent to me by Thomas Woolley.

© Thomas Woolley
© Thomas Woolley
© Thomas Woolley
© Thomas Woolley

The Old Station Building

I am sure that every volunteer and visitor knows the Old Station Building at Wansford.

But we rarely get a good look at it, as often there are carriages in either or both of the main platforms.

So here is an old picture I came across in my misc collection. It shows the building some years ago.

The Old Station Building Wansford © Unknown

I hope that at some stage the railway will be able to restore this fine victorian building to its original state. It’s an asset to the railway.

Should you wish to donate to it’s renovation then please contact the office.

Well it’s here!

The locomotive Bahamas arrived yesterday, and is with us over a couple of weeks.

It’s pulling services on 21st & 22nd plus 28th, 29th &30th over August bank Holiday as well as other events and driver experience.

Have a look on the main web site for event details and timetable. If your looking for a good day out then please come, travel behind the locomotive and support the railway.

Should you just be planning to visit and take pictures please remember to buy a platform ticket etc. It’s cost a lot of money to bring the loco in and none paying visitors will do nothing to ensure the weekend is a success and enable us to bring in more locomotives.

Here’s to a great visit by the locomotive.