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'NVR 40th Anniversary Gala 3rd June 2017'
Class 31271 & Class 55 Deltic as 55018
Class 31271 at Orton Mere station on Saturday the 3rd of June 2017.
Class 31271 was on the brake van rides along the Fletton branch on the Saturday of this gala.
Deltic as class 55018 coming towards Orton Mere station on the 3rd of June 2017.
Deltic 'Royal Scots Grey' 55022 had been renamed and renumberd as 55018 with white cab windows, during its visit to the Nene Valley. The real Class 55018 'Ballymoss' was one of the Deltics that was not saved and was cut up at BREL at Doncaster in January 1982.
Deltic as 'Ballymoss' 55018 coming into Orton Mere station on the 3rd of June 2017.
This Gala at The Nene Valley Railway at Peterborough was celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the opening train of Nene Valley Railway from Wansford station.
The Nene Valley Railway
The Nene Valley Railway 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 railway line is about 7 1/2 miles long. Trains run at weekends for most of the year.
The station at Wansford railway station is open from around 9am to 4.30 on most days. (check on there web site for times) The line runs trains from this country and also from abroad. As well as steam locomotives it also has main line and industrial diesels. It has wagons and coaches and a large collection of railway bits and bobs. At the Peterborough end of the NVR is the Rail World Museum which is next to the Nene Valley Railways Peterborough station.
Here is a Link to The Nene Valley's official web site www.nvr.org.uk
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