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GBRf Class 66727 and A4 60019 Bittern
 
GBRf Class class 66727 and A4 60019 Bittern at Orton Mere
 
First GBRf Class 66727 and A4 60019 Bittern at Orton Mere
 
This unusual pairing at the Nene Valley was on a Diesel Day on Saturday 1st March 2008.
 
How many other railways have A4s in steam on there Diesel Days!
 
60019 was booked on the Talisman that was leaving Peterborough main line station at 10am for Newcastle. It was taking over from a Diesel, that was to bring the train from London. 60019 had been at the NVR overnight.
 
A4 60019 Bittern had left Wansford at around 7am and had been waiting in platform 2 for GBRf Class class 66727 at Orton Mere, which had the token for the Fletton Loop. GBRf 66727 was to run at the NVR diesel weekend.
 
First GBRf class 66727 had come by way of the Fletton Branch
 
First GBRf class 66727 had come on to the NVR by way of the Fletton Branch
 
There are more photos of Bittern on the next page
 
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Nene Valley  Diesel Weekend March 2008

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GBRf class 66727 + A4 60019 Bittern at Orton Mere this page

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A4 60019 Bittern at Orton Mere

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Class 33 053 at Wansford

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Class 24 081 D9520 and D5916 + Class 47 270 Swift  

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Class 56 128 + King Haakon from Bressingham 

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Class 03 179 Clive at Wansford   

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Class 37 518 at Wansford

 
This part of the web site has seven pages of photos taken on the Nene Valley during The Nene Valleys Diesel Weekend in March 2008
 
The Nene Valley Railway now (2014) runs from Peterborough to Wansford railway station and then on to Yarwell junction. Wansford Station is on part of the old A1 at Stibbingson and is about 2 miles from the village of Wansford itself. The line is about 7 1/2 miles long. It now has the Fletton Branch which is about another mile and a bit.
 
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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk  it is a webe site on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains,  and signal boxes any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos ot heritage railways.

Today EWS, East Coast, Central trains and EWS are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways like the NVR with steam diesel trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More