We are running Miniature Train Services on Saturday and Monday from 10am to 3 pm, on Sunday our shop will be open only. We have a wide selection of Trackside models, OO gauge wagons, books and much more.
As anybody who supports or visits the railway knows we do driver experience days on a regular basis.
Well today we did something a little different we had a diesel freight driver experience using a selection of wagons and the class 14 locomotive.
It sold out and has shown to be very popular.
So here are a few images of the day.
As you can see the weather was for the most part nice and sunny.
I am sure that there will be more freight driver experience days in the future.
For those who missed it we will be running freight trains in between the main service on the 1st May with three runs of the freight train.
The wagon group have put in a lot of time and effort into getting the wagons as they are now, and I look forward to seeing more of their work in the future.
Who knows perhaps we may see the Travelling Post Office running again on the line.
As a local Registered Charity (No. 263617) we need a little HELP to keep us running at our desired speed after a rough couple of years.
Can you spare a day or two to help our One Man Band Employed Track Manager & his Merry Team of 5 to 10 Strong Team of willing volunteers to change 500 sleepers on our tracks?
We have set aside 3 weeks in our running schedule to get this work completed, so if you are a local business and can spare a few willing people who are fit and able please message us and we look forward to welcoming you to Nene Valley Railway. Refreshments and facilities will be provided.
Easter can be a funny time of year, it’s success or otherwise is very dependent on the weather. Many say it always seems colder on Easter weekends.
Anyway, this year was different, we had four nice days weather wise and on all four days 92 Squadron provided hauling of all services.
It does no harm to be running a large locomotive on busy weekends. 92 Squadron did us proud. All services were almost to or on time.
For me personally it seemed quite strange not to be at a station, but circumstances dictate otherwise. So as with other running days we manned the Webcam and chat and we were busy there instead with people after anything from a chat to specific information.
The trains were busy and the visitors happy judging from the feedback we got on the cam. Nice to see smiling faces as the train passes.
Credit must be given to all the working members who were working over the weekend, the railway was shown at it’s best.
I could of course post some pictures of previous Easter holidays complete with a mixture of the following, rain, sleet or snow but that would not be fair. We had a super weekend on the railway and hopefully it will be the first of many in the future.
Thw Wansford webcam used to have sound, and hopefully will have it again in the near future.
Here is a video when there was sound. Enjoy!
One question that often pops up is Do we have any famous locomotives visit from the main line?
The answer of course is yes, and you just have to do a search to find any number of pictures.
But here is one taken some years ago, it shows Britannia at Orton Mere.
This is of course in the early days and those who know the station will see how open it used to be before the park was developed. How the place has changed over the years.
Visiting from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Schools Class 926 Repton arrives at back Wansford during railways 2019 Spring Gala.