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'Diesel Gala 7th & 8th April 2017'
Class 55022 Deltic as Class 55018 Ballymoss
Class 55018 Ballymoss at the Peterborough NVR station on Saturday the 8th April 2017.
Deltic 'Royal Scots Grey' 55022 had been renamed and renumberd as 55018 with white cab windows, for this 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.
Class 55018 Ballymoss runing round its train at the Peterborough NVR station on Saturday the 8th April 2017.
Class 55018 on the brake van rides along the Fletton Branch on Friday the 7th April 2017.
The Deltic was on the Fletton Branch and heading for the ECML. It will stop with these two brakevans a few 100yards from the junction. There is a gate across the branch which is only opened when trains come off the ECML and onto the NVR or need to get onto the ECML after events.
These brake van rides with the Deltic were only on the Friday of this three day event.
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
Page uploaded 8/5/2018