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2. The Nene Valley Railway

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Nene Valley Railway: The heritage steam & diesel railway line, known as the Nene Valley Railway, runs for Peterborough to Wansford via Orton Mere, Ferry Meadows, and beyond Wansford to Yarwell. So, of we go for a great steam train ride through pleasant countryside on this great heritage railway line and live steam action is the real deal!

Nene Valley Railway: Peterborough Nene Valley Station, the eastern end of the start of the Nene Valley Railway.

 

Nene Valley Railway: The signal box at Peterborough.

 

Nene Valley Railway: The steam train was hauled by the ex LMS/BR 0-6-0 Class 4F Fowler steam locomotive 44422 built by the LMS railway company at Derby Works in 1927.

 

The advanced experimental train the RTV 31 at the Peterborough station of the Nene Valley railway

 

Nene Valley Railway: Steam train leaving Peterborough.

Nene Valley Railway: 44422 arriving back in Peterborough, with the main-line railway bridges over the River Nene in the distance.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Shot of 44422 working hard out of Peterborough with a train to Wansford.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Orton Mere station and signal box on the Nene Valley Railway.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Footpath crossing between Orton Mere and Ferry Meadows stations

 

Nene Valley Railway: Golf course by Ferry Meadows Station.

 

Ferry Meadows Station on the Nene Valley railway.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Crossing the River Nene between Wansford Station and Ferry Meadows Stations.

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Nene Valley Railway: On either side of the track are pleasant rural scenes and farming landscape.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Crossing the River Nene to enter Wansford Station on the Nene Valley railway.

Nene Valley Railway: A pleasure craft and barges on the River Nene at Wansford.

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Nene Valley Railway: The handsome building of Wansford Station, looking beautiful in the afternoon sunlight.

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Nene Valley Railway: The workshops, shed-depot and marshalling yard at Wansford Station.

Nene Valley Railway: The turntable at Wansford Station.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Ex BR Class 5 4-6-0 standard locomotive built at Derby Works in 1954, 73050 CITY OF PETERBOROUGH - most aptly named!

 

Nene Valley Railway: THOMAS the 0-6-0T tank engine! THOMAS 'the tank engine' was built by Hudswell Clarke in 1947 (engine 1800) and prettily painted steam locomotive spent its working life shunting wagons at the Peterborough factory of the British Sugar Corporation.

 

Nene Valley Railway: A powerful 'Continental' 0-8-0 tank engine next to a somewhat smaller 'British' 0-6-0 saddle tank steam locomotive.

 

Nene Valley Railway: THE MEG steam loco, as it has been named, is a powerful Polish PKP 0-8-0T tank engine Class 406 Slask/TKp, built by Fablok of Chrzanow in Poland in 1959.

 

Nene Valley Railway: The green liveried JACKS GREEN is an 0-6-0ST saddle tank engine built by Hunslet in 1953.

 

Nene Valley Railway: A fine blue liveried Continental express passenger locomotive. This a Swedish B Class 4-6-0 locomotive number 101 (or 101A). It says NOHAB on the piston cylinder?

 

Nene Valley Railway: An old London Transport Routemaster bus (RM 2213), registration plate CUV 213C

Nene Valley Railway: After a good look round the railway journey continued on to Yarwell.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Leaving Wansford for Yarwell passed some restored Continental carriages and through Wansford Tunnel.

 

Nene Valley Railway: The entrance to Wansford Tunnel.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Heading for Yarwell.

 

Nene Valley Railway: Yarwell Station, the western end of the Nene Valley Railway.

 

Nene Valley Railway: The rural landscape around Yarwell Station.

 

Nene Valley Railway: A portrait of Ex Midland Railway and LMS 44422 at Yarwell station.

 

 

Nene Valley Railway: All ready for the return trip to Peterborough and a great day out on the Nene Valley Railway.

 

'TRAINSPOTS' Good trainspotting and photographic locations  Barnetby Station, North Lincolnshire  *  Carlisle Station  *  Clapham Junction Station, London  *  Colton Junction, south of York  * Crewe Station  *  Doncaster Station, South Yorkshire  * Lancaster station  * Newcastle Station  *  Northallerton Station  *  Nuneaton Station  *  Sheffield Station  *  Stratford Station, East London York Station, North Yorkshire

 

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