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'The Nene Valley Railway Class 31 Gala'
class 31 5580
Class 31 5580 runing round its train on the 13th October 2017 with Network Rail's class 31285 in the background.
Class 31 5580 into Wansford on the 14th October 2017.
Class 31 no.31162 is now running as 5580. This class 31 was built by Brush in Loughborough in 1960.It is in the normal British Rail blue livery still with its head codes.
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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