Excellent news, hopefully lots of tickets will be sold. Details are on the main Railway web site at www.nvr.org.uk
Just a couple of images of a Great Northern Railway Company lamp from New England I photographed a few years ago.
Not the greatest of images but they do show the lamp and also it’s identification plate.
One question that I have often been asked over the years, especially when it was raining was does the river flood very often?
The answer is yes it does on a regular basis and depending on the amount of rain the level of the river can change dramatically.
This year Nene Park was quoted as saying that it’s one of the worst winters yet for flooding.
Here are three pictures taken a few years ago at Orton Mere showing how the river can overflow and how close it can get to the station.
The above show the waters flooding immediately behind platform 2.
As a visitor said to me a few years ago. It makes a change from photographing trains.
Part Three – Overton to Peterborough Nene Valley.
In this final third chapter I will be showing you the popular spots to watch trains between Overton and Peterborough Nene Valley having covered Yarwell to Overton in Chapters 1 & 2. With a public footpath practically paralleling the whole railway all the way from Wansford to Peterborough there are plenty of good public places to view the railway from.
We start this chapter at the yacht club crossing just to east of Overton station situated on a curve it is a popular spot to see trains while out walking in the Ferry Meadows country park.
71000 Duke of Gloucester heads away from Ferry Meadows station as it was then called heading for Peterborough October 2011.
3F 47406 heads for Wansford October 2018
Orton Mere foot crossing and station are popular spots to watch trains especially on Gala days when the passing loop at the station is being used.
Prototype High Speed Train Class 41 on the trailing end of a class 56 as it heads for Wansford April 2016.
Double header combination Coal Tank 1054 & Pannier Tank 1501 exchange staff with the signalman as they depart Orton Mere for Wansford during the 2015 Steam Gala.
Deltic 55022 Royal Scots Grey passes 46100 Royal Scot which had just come off the main line.
73050 City of Peterborough arrives at Orton Mere in snowy conditions February 2012.
Class D306 Class 40 Atlantic Conveyor departs Orton Mere for Wansford during spring the 2010 Spring Diesel Gala.
Old friends reunite former Somerset & Dorset locos resident Standard 5 73050 City of Peterborough passes visiting 9F 92212 at Orton Mere station during the Steam Gala 2014.
Longville Junction along with Castor Bank one the two most popular spots on the railway to see trains going past its here where the fletton loop diverges off. Even though the 2 tracks are actually 2 single lines Longville Junction has got that main line look about it with double track.
D1062 Western Courier passes Longville Junction during the 2010 Autumn Diesel Gala, note how different the crossing use to look like before it was remodelled.
4464 Bittern passes Longville Junction with train for Peterborough during the 2012 Steam Gala.
Class 31452 passes by with a train for Peterborough during the 2016 Spring Diesel Gala.
Austreity 75008 Swiftsure passes Longville with a Santa Special for Peterborough November 2016.
60009 Union of South Africa opens up for a run past the junction during a photo charter September 2017.
One last good spot before we reach Peterborough the foot crossing at Wharf Road is always is good spot to see trains departing Peterborough especially if you are filming.
Large Prairie 4141 departs Peterborough for Wansford March 2013.
Lastly we reach the end of the line at Peterborough Nene Valley station.
4936 Kinlet Hall runs round at Peterborough during the 2011 Steam Gala.
A4 4464 Bittern is uncoupled at Peterborough during the 2012 Steam Gala.
Well that’s end of the three parts off photographing along the NVR I hope you have enjoyed reading them.
Postcards used to be the thing to send your friends when you visited anywhere.
Here is one from Wansford.
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.
I will post a few more over the festive period.
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.
The Santa train and Santa at Wansford.
Here are some pictures from the Santa services at the weekend taken at Wansford.
Some pics from this morning nice trip out to get some photos of the morning frost. enjoy
I hope you enjoy these images.