Nene Valley Railway

Nene Valley Railway

Black 5 Nene Valley Railway

Black 5 No.73050 entering Wansford Station

Picture Above:  © Copyright Peter Langsdale and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Nene Valley Railway is a Standard Gauge Heritage steam railway that runs for Nine Miles from Peterborough (Nene Valley) Station to Yarwell Junction.

Route

The route totals a round trip of 18 miles. Passengers tend to board the Train at Wansford.

Wansford

Wansford is the Railways Headquarters. Here is the Railways Engine shed and Works. Passengers buy their tickets in the new Station Building constructed in late 1995. This houses a shop on the Ground Floor, Main Office and Conference room which can be hired on the Upper Floor.

Situated behind the Station building is the Railways Turntable as well as the engine sheds.

The original Station Building still remains, and the NVR are trying to Buy the building and Restore it!

There is also a Picnic Area and Children’s Play Area here!

Yarwell Junction

Yarwell Junction is the Railways Western Terminus. This is a recent station opened in 2007. This is also the site where the Railway demonstrates the Ex-Royal Mail TPO Train. There is a Picnic Area here too.

Ferry Meadows

This Little Single Line Station is situated right by the Entrance to the Ferry Meadows Country Park.

The Ferry Meadows Country Park also has a 10 1/4 inch Gauge Miniature Railway.

The Station building here is the original from Fletton Junction on the East Coast Mainline. It was disassembled Brick by Brick re-erected at Ferry Meadows.

Orton Mere

This is the main passing point on the Line. There are two Platforms here.

The A1260 crosses over the Station, a rather distinguishing feature!

Peterborough (Nene Valley)

This is the Railways Eastern Terminus, landing in the Large City of Peterborough. This station is situated right next to the Mainline. You can see the Bridge where the two mainlines cross over each-other.

There is a Station Building here, which houses a waiting room. There are also sidings here containing various stock.

Filming

The Nene Valley Railway has featured in many TV Shows, the most renowned probably being Poirot; The Mystery of the Blue Train and Murder on Orient Express.

Rolling Stock

The NVR is famous for it’s foreign Rolling Stock. Mainly of Polish Origin.

The Dining train consists of rake of French Blue and Cream liveried Coaches, similar to the Orient Express.

Website: http://www.nvr.org.uk/

Operating Dates: See Website

Line Length: 7 1/2 miles.

Operational Locomotives:

  • Huddswell Clarke 0-6-0T No.1 Thomas
  • BR Class 5 5MT 4-6-0 No.73050 City of Peterborough
  • LMS Fowler 4F 0-6-0 No.44422
  • Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST No.22 (Visiting from Scunthorpe)
  • Polish “Slask” 0-8-0T TKP No.5485
  • BR Class 40 1C0-Co1 No.D306 Atlantic Conveyor
  • BR Class 31 Co-Co No.31108
  • BR Class 14 0-6-0 No.D9523, D9516 & D9520
  • Stanton 50 0-6-0 No.D2670