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Encyclopedia > Nene Valley Railway
Wansford station viewed from the road
Wansford station viewed from the road
A view of the station at Peterborough
Swedish 'B' Class No.101 hauling the Santa special on the Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is a preserved railway in Cambridgeshire, England, running between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction. The line is seven and a half miles in length. As well as stations at each terminus, there are three stops en route: Orton Mere, Ferry Meadows and Wansford. Image File history File linksMetadata Wansfordnewfront. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wansfordnewfront. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Peterboroughnvrsign. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Peterboroughnvrsign. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The station platform looking towards Orton Mere. ... Yarwell junction is a junction on the current Nene Valley Railway. ... Orton Mere is a station on the Nene Valley Railway and is situated between Ferry Meadows and Peterborough Nene Valley, adjacent to the River Nene. ... Ferry Meadows is a station on the Nene Valley Railway between Wansford and Orton Mere. ... Wansford – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village near Stibbington north west of Yaxley. ...

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History

In 1845 the London & Birmingham Railway (L&BR) company was given parliamentary assent to construct a line from Blisworth in Northamptonshire to Peterborough. Completed in 1847, it became Peterborough's first railway line, terminating at Peterborough, later 'Peterborough East' station. The sheds and one platform face of this redundant station are still clearly visible next to the current Matalan store on London Road. The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom from 1833 until 1846, at which date it became a constituent part of the London and North Western Railway. ... Blisworth is a village and civil parish in the South Northamptonshire district of Northamptonshire, in England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. ...


The line was of little significance until the late 19th century, when the London & North Western Railway (L&NWR), which had absorbed the L&BR constructed a line, via Nassington and King's Cliffe to Seaton, below Welland Viaduct. This turned Wansford, previously an unimportant village station, into a major junction. Its importance was increased a few years later when the Great Northern Railway constructed another line, via Sutton, Southorpe and Barnack to Stamford, on the Midland Railway line. In 1884 the line received a royal visit when the royal family travelled between Peterborough and Barnwell, some 13 miles beyond Wansford, to visit Barnwell Manor, home of the then Duke of Gloucester. The station building is now preserved at Wansford station on the NVR, and is known as the Barnwell building. The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merger of three railway companies - the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham and Manchester and Birmingham. ... Seaton is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. ... Welland Viaduct, also known as Harringworth Viaduct and Seaton Viaduct,[2] is a railway viaduct which crosses the valley of the River Welland between Harringworth in Northamptonshire and Seaton in Rutland, England. ... Wansford – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village near Stibbington north west of Yaxley. ... Barnack is a village and civil parish in the City of Peterborough unitary authority of Cambridgeshire, England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the historical British railway company. ... Barnwell Manor is the historic former home of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. ... King Richard III held the title of Duke of Gloucester from 1461 until his accession in 1483 The title Duke of Gloucester (pronounced gloss-ter) is a British royal title (after Gloucester), often conferred on one of the sons of the reigning monarch. ...


Between the turn of the century and the 1960s, the line formed an important connection from Norwich, Cambridge and eastern England to Northampton and the Midlands. The line was generally acknowledged to be a secondary mainline and regularly saw large engines such as Black 5s and B1s. However, the NVR was one of the last passenger line closures of the Dr Beeching era, services to Northampton and Rugby having ceased in 1964 and 1962 respectively. It remained open until 1972 for freight traffic only. Norwich (pronounced IPA: ) is a city in East Anglia, in Eastern England. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in the English East Midlands region. ... 45333 and 44665 inside Annesley shed on 11 September 1965. ... Preserved in inauthentic LNER Apple Green livery 1306 Mayflower was actually one of those locomotives built by British Railways after nationalisation in 1948, numbered 61306 and never named. ... Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running the British railway system. ...


The Nene Valley Railway has a full-scale 'replica' of Thomas the Tank Engine working for passenger and freight service on Thomas events. The Nene Valley Railway's Thomas is considered the 'official' Thomas The Tank Engine, because it was named by the fictional characters creator the Rev. W. Awdry in 1971. For this (and other) reasons, the Nene Valley Railway does not host official 'Days out with Thomas' events like most railways do. The Nene Valley Railway run Thomas at various special events, weekends and bank holidays. Thomas the Tank Engine This article is about the fictional tank engine. ... The Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, (June 15, 1911 – March 21, 1997) was a clergyman, railway enthusiast and childrens author, best known as the author of The Railway Series of books. ...


Peterborough Locomotive Society

In 1968, the Reverend Richard Paten had bought British Railways Standard Class '5' 4-6-0 locomotive, number 73050, for its scrap value of £3,000. His intention had been to exhibit it outside Peterborough Technology College as a monument to Peterborough's railway history. However, there was one problem - the locomotive was found to be in good working order. Because of the engine's condition there was a large amount of opposition to the idea of the engine being 'stuffed'; many people pressed the idea of the locomotive being restored to full working order. 73050 City of Peterborough crosses the Nene Bridge approaching Wansford station on the Nene Valley Railway Steam locomotive 73050, named City of Peterborough, is owned by Peterborough City Council and operated by the Nene Valley Railway on a 99 year lease. ... Look up Opposition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


On 28th March 1969, the Peterborough Branch of the East Anglian Locomotive Society was formed, with the intention of purchasing and restoring the BR Pacific locomotive, number 70000 'Britannia'. By 1970, the group was sufficiently strong to form its own group - the Peterborough Locomotive Society (PLS). In 1971, 73050 was moved to the British Sugar Corporation's sidings at Fletton, where it was joined by Hunslet 0-6-0 locomotive 'Jack's Green'. Later that year, the PLS held a meeting at which the group's name was changed to 'Peterborough Railway Society' and the idea of the Nene Valley Railway was formally launched. British Railways (BR) standard class 7 (also known as Britannia class), number 70000 Britannia is a preserved steam locomotive. ... Hunslet is a working class area of inner-city south Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. ...


In 1974 the Peterborough Development Corporation (PDC) bought the Nene Valley line between Longville and Yarwell Junction, and it began leasing it to the PRS to operate the railway - a major milestone in the society's history. Yarwell junction is a junction on the current Nene Valley Railway. ...


Operational Steam Locomotives

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Hudswell Clarke no. 1800 Thomas the Tank Engine
  • BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No 73050 "City of Peterborough". Returned to traffic in 2005 following a major restoration, currently undergoing repairs to its firebox, planned to be in traffic before the end of the year.
  • LNER Thompson Class B1 4-6-0 No 1306 "Mayflower". Operational and works passenger trains regularly.
  • Polish 0-8-0T No 5485. In service.
  • Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T No 1800 "Thomas". Painted up in Thomas colours and in service on its special operating days. Sometimes used to shunt stock.

A typical Hudswell Clarke Diesel Locomotive from the 1950s Hudswell Clarke was an engineering and locomotive building company in Leeds, founded in 1860. ... 73096 is one of five preserved standard fives and has a mainline certificate. ... Preserved in inauthentic LNER Apple Green livery 1306 Mayflower was actually one of those locomotives built by British Railways after nationalisation in 1948, numbered 61306 and never named. ... A typical Hudswell Clarke Diesel Locomotive from the 1950s Hudswell Clarke was an engineering and locomotive building company in Leeds, founded in 1860. ...

Steam Locomotives Undergoing Overhaul or Restoration

  • Danish F class 0-6-0 T No 656 "Tinkerbell". Undergoing a major Restoration which is going well, the loco is now completely dismantled and the frames have been cleaned. It has a special carriage that awaits restoration and once finished it will operate services to Yarwell Junction and Back.
  • Swedish S class 2-6-2T No 1178. Undergoing major restoration. Work on the frames is going well with the needle gunning now complete and also replacement of the rods and bearings on the pony truck has also been completed. Making new pins for the brake rigging is underway and new angles have been made and are now welded onto the frames. A new cab floor has also been made and has been fitted to the loco frames.
  • Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST No 1308 "Rhos". Undergoing a major restoration.
  • Cockerill 0-4-0WT Tram Engine. Nearing the end of its restoration, due to be complete in 2007.
  • Avonside 0-6-0ST No 1945. Undergoing major restoration thats going well, the wheels have been removed and are away for repair, the cleaning and painting of the frames is now at an advanced stage. A new smokebox is needed.

A typical Hudswell Clarke Diesel Locomotive from the 1950s Hudswell Clarke was an engineering and locomotive building company in Leeds, founded in 1860. ...

Stored Steam Locomotives

  • Swedish B 4-6-0 101. Withdrawn in 2005 for overhaul and is currently stored awaiting an overhaul.
  • Austerity 0-6-0ST 75006. Awaiting overhaul after being withdrawn in 2004.
  • Kriegslok 2-10-0 No 7173. Awaiting major overhaul after being withdrawn.
  • French DeGlen Compound 4-6-0 NORD No 3,628. Awaiting overhaul, currently stored in the Locomotive yard.
  • German class 64 2-6-2T No 64305. Overhaul of this engine will start once 1178 is complete as lots of people want to see this engine in service.
  • Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST No 1539 "Derek Crouch". On display in the yard at Wansford.
  • Hunslet 0-6-0ST No 1953 "Jacks Green". On display awaiting overhaul. Its cab is accessible to visitors.

Preserved Austerity 0-6-0 The Hunslet Engine Company Austerity 0-6-0ST is a design of steam locomotive designed for shunting. ... A typical Hudswell Clarke Diesel Locomotive from the 1950s Hudswell Clarke was an engineering and locomotive building company in Leeds, founded in 1860. ... Irish Mail is typical of many small engines built at Hunslet for use in quarries The Hunslet Engine Company is a British locomotive-building company founded in 1864 at Jack Lane, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England by John Towlerton Leather, a civil engineering contractor, who appointed James Campbell (son of...

Operational Diesel Locomotives

  • [[British rail class 37 no.37518 finished restoration in october 2007.may be visiting0
  • BR Class 40 1Co-Co1 No D306 "Atlantic Conveyor". In service and in regular use on diesel services.
  • BR Class 47 Co-Co No 47270 "Cory Brothers". Recently arrived after purchase from Freightliner
  • BR Class 56 Co-Co No 56003. On open ended loan period to the line, in regular service.
  • BR Class 31 A1A-A1A No 31271 "Stratford 1840-2001". On long term loan from the Midland Railway Butterley, in regular use.
  • BR Class 14 0-6-0 No D9516. Sometimes used on passenger trains.
  • BR Class 14 0-6-0 No D9520.
  • BR Class 14 0-6-0 No D9523. Sometimes used on passenger trains.
  • Sentinel 4 wheeled No 11. A regular shunter in the yard.
  • Yorkshire Engine Co. No D2654. A regular shunter.
  • Sentinel 4 wheeled No 10202 "Barabel". In regular use in the yard.
  • Sentinel 0-6-0 No DL83. In service.
  • BR Class 117 3 car DMU Nos 51347 / 59508 / 51401. In regular use on DMU services.

No. ... The Atlantic Conveyor was a British merchant navy ship that was requisitioned during the Falklands War and sunk by an Exocet missile. ... Two Class 47s, Nos. ... Class 47, no. ... The British Rail Class 56 is a type of diesel locomotive designed for heavy freight work. ... Class 31, no. ... Midland Railway 156 Class 158A in the museum amongst other exhibits. ... CLASS 14 An order for 26 0-6-0 650 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives was placed in January 1963, these to be built at British Railways Swindon Works. ... CLASS 14 An order for 26 0-6-0 650 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives was placed in January 1963, these to be built at British Railways Swindon Works. ... CLASS 14 An order for 26 0-6-0 650 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives was placed in January 1963, these to be built at British Railways Swindon Works. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Yorkshire Engine Company (YEC) was a small independent locomotive manufacturer in Sheffield, England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 51402 at Northampton & Lamport Railway. ...

Diesel Locomotives undergoing Overhaul or restoration

  • Yorkshire Engine Co. No D2670. Nearing the end of its repair.
  • Hibbert 0-4-0 No 2896 "Frank. Undergoing a major restoration.

The Yorkshire Engine Company (YEC) was a small independent locomotive manufacturer in Sheffield, England. ...

Stored diesel locomotives

Ruston is the former name of an engine builder in Lincoln, England, UK. It is responsible for Rusty in the Thomas the tank engine series. ... English Electric logo English Electric was a 20th-century British industrial manufacturer, initially of electric motors, and expanding to include railway locomotives and aviation, before becoming part of GEC. // 1917: Dick, Kerr & Co. ... The British Rail Class 14 diesel locomotives were small diesel-hydraulic locomotives built in the mid-1960s. ... Steam Hauled passenger train Demonstration of a Goods Train The Rutland Railway Museum occupies an area of nearly 7 acres (28,000 m²) on part of the former Midland Railway mineral branch line in Rutland. ...

Locos that have left the line

Steam Locomotives:

  • 70000 "Britannia" BR Class 7MT 4-6-2 1980-2000 Crewe
  • 80-014 DB Class 80 0-6-0T 1981-1997 Holland
  • 740 DSB Class S 2-6-4T 1980-1995 Denmark
  • 5231 LMS 4-6-0 "Black Five" 1988-1993 Ropley
  • 2248 -90432' Barclay 0-4-0ST 1972-1991 Shepherdswell
  • 1928 "Alan Gladden" SJ Class S1 2-6-4T 1973-1989 Tunbridge Wells
  • 2000 Peckett 0-6-0ST 1977-1984 Barrow Hill
  • 1917 "Pitsford" Avonside 0-6-0ST 1973-1983 Elsecar Steam Railway
  • 3837 "Corby No. 16" Hawthorn Leslie 0-6-0ST 1974-1981 Leatherhead
  • 1604 Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST 1975-1981 Wetheringsett
  • 1908 "Fred" Avonslde 0-4-0ST 1976-1981 Dendermonde, Belgium
  • 1844 Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T 1976-1980 Scrapped (spares)
  • 841 "Greene King" SR Class S15 4-6-0 1977-1978 Grosmont

Diesel Locomotives:

  • 2894 "Percy" Hibbert 0-4-0 1972-2006 Norfolk
  • 31108 BR Class 31 A1A-A1A 200?-2005 Butterley
  • D9529 "14029" BR Class 14 0-6-0 DH 1988-2000 Beechbrook Farm
  • D2112 BR Class 03 0-6-0 DM 1991-1998 Boston Docks
  • 08704 BR Class 08 0-6-0 DE 1993-1997 Boston Docks
  • 319294 Ruston & Homsby DS165 0-6-0DM 1991-1996 Hunsbury Hill
  • 4220033 John Fowler 0-4-0DH 1991-1996 Hunsbury Hill
  • D7594 BR Class 25 Bo-Bo DE 1992-1994 K&ESR
  • 804 Alco 1986-1991 Railworld
  • 8368 "Horsa" RSH 262 hp 0-4-0 DH 1980-1991 East Dereham
  • 294268 Ruston & Homsby DS48 4wDM 1975-1991 Shepherdswell
  • 321734 Ruston & Homsby DS88 4wDM 1979-1991 Shepherdswell
  • D2089 BR Class 03 0-6-0 DM 1991 Bumham-on-Crouch
  • 1212 SJ Class Y7 Diesel Rallcar 1984-1989 Fleggburgh
  • D9016 "Gordon Highlander" BR Class 55 Co-Co DE 1984-1989 Tysley
  • D9000 "Royal Scots Grey" BR Class 55 Co-Co DE 1983-1986 Barrow Hill
  • D615 Hudswell Clarke 153 h.p. 0-6-0DM 1977-1978 Ellastone

The Nene Valley Railway

When the PRS acquired the line, the intention was to work the line with British locomotives and stock. However, enthusiasts from other railways and preservation societies had already acquired almost all of the serviceable ex-BR locomotives - all that was left was a collection of rusting hulks. Apart from 73050, the society's locomotives were mostly small, industrial shunting engines and therefore not suitable for the 11 mile round trip. Ex-BR rolling stock was also in very short supply following the disposal of most pre-nationalisation (pre-1948) stock. The PDC, having paid out a considerable sum of money for the line, was anxious that trains should start running as soon as possible - certainly before the opening of the new Nene Park in 1978. However, with the PRC's lack of stock and locomotives this looked highly improbable. 73050 City of Peterborough crosses the Nene Bridge approaching Wansford station on the Nene Valley Railway Steam locomotive 73050, named City of Peterborough, is owned by Peterborough City Council and operated by the Nene Valley Railway on a 99 year lease. ... Nene Park is a country park in Greater Peterborough. ...


A Continental Solution

In 1973, PRS member Richard Hurlock had approached the society for a home for his ex-Swedish railways 2-6-4T class S1 oil-fired locomotive, number 1928. Because the engine was higher and wider than British stock it was to be a static exhibition only. During 1974 it was realised that the use of foreign stock and engines could answer the NVR's prayers. After a feasibility study was carried out it was discovered that only one bridge would have to be demolished to allow the running to continental loading gauge. Some reductions would also have to be made to the width of the platforms. In 1973 BR gave PRS permission to use Wansford signal box and in September of that year, the first items of stock arrived at the PRS depot.


The First Train

Before the stock could be moved from the BSC depot to Wansford, the missing 400 yards of the Fletton Loop had to be rebuilt, allowing access to the Nene Valley line. The track was completed in March 1974, and the stock moved to Wansford in time for the Easter weekend, when the new 'Wansford Steam Centre' opened for the first time. Between 1974 and 1977, the line was upgraded to passenger-carrying standard and the first passenger train ran on 1st June 1977, hauled by the 'Nord' - a French locomotive and '1178' - another Swedish tank engine, pulling a set of ex-BR electrical multiple unit coaches owned by the Southern Electric Group. Class 404 4Cor, no. ...


The Peterborough Extension

In 1986, the NVR decided to extend its running line, which then terminated at Orton Mere station, along the route of the original NVR to a new station west of the East Coast Main Line, adjacent to the new Railworld Museum. This extended the length of the NVR to its current length, 7.5 miles. Since 1999, there has been talk of the 'crescent link' project - a scheme to allow the NVR to run trains through the westernmost end of the Nene Park, across the river Nene into the Peterborough mainline station to connect directly with GNER, Central Trains and First Capital Connect services. It is thought likely this might be done in accordance with the proposed redevelopment and modernisation of Peterborough station. However, no fixed date has been set for this development, and it is uncertain if the project will ever go ahead.


NVR stations

Stations currently on the Nene Valley Railway:


Yarwell Junction

Yarwell Junction was formerly the junction between the lines to Northampton and Market Harborough. It is the current terminus of the NVR's operating line. During April 2006 a track realignment was conducted, allowing for the construction of a platform at Yarwell Junction during 2007 (there was never previously a station on the site). The new station will be served by footpaths to Nassington and the mill village of Yarwell, but there will be no vehicular access. Yarwell Junction is situated approximately 1 mile west of Wansford station, at the other end of Yarwell Tunnell. Yarwell Junction is the name of a station currently under construction on the Nene Valley Railway. ... Northampton (Castle) railway station is the railway station that serves Northampton and the south of Northamptonshire. ... Market Harborough railway station serves the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, England. ...


Wansford

Main article: Wansford railway station The new station building at Wansford Wansford station is the headquarters of the Nene Valley Railway. ...


Wansford is the headquarters of the railway and most of the facilities are based here.


Ferry Meadows

Ferry Meadows station accesses the nearby country park. The current building was moved brick by brick from its previous location of the old goods yard at Fletton Junction on the East Coast Main Line, it replaced a portable building desperately in need of repair. NVR plan to add a canopy. The station building was offered to the NVR for £1 plus transportation costs. Ferry Meadows is a station on the Nene Valley Railway between Wansford and Orton Mere. ... Feryr Meadows station, showing the idyllic location close to the Nene Park main entrance Ferry meadows is a station on the Nene Valley Railway between Wansford and Orton Mere. ...


Orton Mere

Orton Mere is a two platform station with a station building and signal box. Until 1986 this was the terminus of the line. Most trains depart from platform one. Just outside of the station towards Peterborough is the Fletton Loop which links the NVR to the mainline. The signal box controls the passing loop and had to be adapted from 1 lever to three. Orton Mere is a station on the Nene Valley Railway and is situated between Ferry Meadows and Peterborough Nene Valley, adjacent to the River Nene. ...


Peterborough (Nene Valley)

Peterborough Nene Valley station is the end of the line. Here there is a platform and small office. It is a 10 minute walk from here to Peterborough City Centre. Railworld is next to the station with a wide variety of rolling stock on display. The station platform looking towards Orton Mere. ...


Trivia

The line has been a location for a number of films, TV shows, etc. Scenes from the Bond film "Octopussy" were shot here and Castor church can clearly be seen in the background. Same goes for another Bond film, "Golden Eye", where a tunnel that the train allegedly goes into is in fact a small bridge over the tracks. BBC TV drama "Casualty" has also filmed here. For other uses, see Octopussy (disambiguation). ... Castor is a village in the Soke of Peterborough in England. ... GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film. ... Casualty is the longest running emergency medical drama series in the world[1], first broadcast in 1986 and transmitted in the UK on BBC One (with repeats on UKTV Gold). ...


In Spring 1989 the rock band Queen shot a video at the railway called "Breakthru" that reached number 7 in the British charts. They are filmed on a steam train that was given the name 'Miracle Express' after the title of their 1989 album The Miracle. Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Breakthru is a song by English rock band Queen. ... The Miracle is a 1989 album by English rock band Queen. ...


References

  • Rhodes, John The Nene Valley Railway Turntable Publications, Sheffield, 1976
  • Waszak P.J. and Ginns, J.W. Peterborough's First Railway: Yarwell to Peterborough Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough, 1995
  • Nene Steam (magazine of the NVR) 1979 onwards

See also

Peterborough railway station serves the city of Peterborough, England. ... Peterborough East was a railway station in Peterborough,England it was opened on 2 June 1845 and closed on 6 June 1966 located on Station Road just off Town Bridge only the engine sheds and one platform remains intact. ...

External links

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  • Official Nene Valley Railway website

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