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'Mixed Traffic Gala 9th September 2017'
GBRf class 66779
GBRf class 66779 Evening Star at Orton Mere railway station on the 9th September 2017.
This GBRf class 66 was the last class 66 built for the UK and European markets because new class 66s cannot pass the new more stringent emission regulations. GBRf has named this locomotive 'Evening Star' and painted it in lined brunswick green, as was the last British Railways steam locomotive 9F 2-10-0 Evening Star. It even has a British Railways (late) lion logo as well as a steam shed plate. There is also a bell.
This locomotive was at the NVR just for this event.
GBRf class 66779 Evening Star at Orton Mere on Saturday the 9th September 2017 light engine.
GBRf class 66779 Evening Star also at Orton Mere on Saturday the 9th September 2017
As well as GBRF Class 66779 Nene valley based 34081 92 Squadron and Class 31217 and D9520 and 9529 were used at this 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 8/4/2018