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0-6-0 30541
 
Southern 0-6-0 no.30541
 
Southern 0-6-0 no.30541 in September 2016 during the Southern Steam Gala on the Nene river bridge with a train from Peterborough NVR station .
 
30541 is a Q class 0-6-0 steam tender locomotive which was designed by Richard Maunsell for the Southern Railway. 20 of these locomotives were built in the late 1930s by Oliver Bulleid.
 
30541 is the only locomotive saved of this class. This locomotive was one of the locomotives that ended up at the Barry scrapyard of Woodham Brothers. While 1000s of coal wagons were cut up in the yard the steam locomotives were left to rot. This gave groups of train buffs and railways time to save up the cash to buy what were often a lot of rust.
 
30541 was saved by the Bluebell Railway, returning back into steam in 2015.
 
Q Class 0-6-0 no.30541
 
Q Class 0-6-0 no.30541 next to Wansford signal box on the 11th of September 2016
 
Q Class 0-6-0 no.30541
 
Q Class 0-6-0 no.30541 in Wansford station on the 11th of September 2016
 
This event was Billed As a 'Southern Steam Gala'. The 4-6-2 Southern Battle of Briton '92 Squadron' was to have made its first public runs at this event after its full overhaul at the Nene Valley.' 92 Squadron'  was not ready in time but did attend the event see page xxxx.
 
 
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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
 
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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk and is 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, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.
 
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Today , Virgin Trains East Coast, Hull trains and Greater Anglia 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 with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!