Rosemary Galloway.
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by Old Arkwright
1w ago
It is with immense sadness that I have to post that Rosemary Galloway passed away this morning Saturday 15th June 2024. Her introduction to the railway was when she did a driver experience on 73050, she was in her early eighties at the time. She saw the garden at Orton Mere as she passed and muttered to herself that the garden needed sorting. The rest as they say is history. So Rosemary, for a number of years tended the garden at Orton Mere Station. To do this she caught a train to Peterborough from St Neots and then walked to Orton Mere. She did this well into her late eighties, she came to ..read more
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Nene Valley Railway-Buffer to Buffer
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by Old Arkwright
1M ago
By Finlay Elliott. On the 28th of April 2024 I decided to cycle the entire length of the Nene Valley Railway, it was quite a long bike ride, but I decided I was up for the challenge.  Leaving the house at around 12:20 I made my way over to Peterborough Nene Valley station. Just as I arrived the train was pulling in, I snapped a photo of the station and then I had a short chat with the platform staff told them what I was planning on doing, I left just before the train was set to leave and made my way over to Orton Mere station.  As usual it was not very busy, just a couple of peopl ..read more
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Fifty Years Ago.
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by Old Arkwright
2M ago
This weekend marked a very monumental milestone in the history of the NVR – 50 years since the first train in preservation ran on the railway. The train consisted of Hudswell Clarke no.1539 “Derek Crouch” and one Mk1 and ran from the BSC site up to Wansford and return, departing at just gone 13:00 on Sunday 7th April 1974. The trip was a members special acting as a test run for the first public train on the 9th April which would carry local dignitaries. Nathan Wilson. Wansford – Just before excited volunteers took over – But we only had the track and signal box! From an original posting by Kin ..read more
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The weekend after Easter.
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by Old Arkwright
2M ago
I was sitting today thinking back to the weekends after Easter when I ran Orton Mere station. I remember that if we were busy over Easter the we were quiet the weekend after. But as often seemed to happen if Easter had been a washout due to rain over the Easter weekend then the weekend after was always busy. Somewhere on an archive drive I have the sales figures for the booking off and shop at Orton Mere. I will dig them out when I get time and have a look to 100% confirm this. One thing I do remember are some Easter weekends with appalling weather, A couple we did not get a single visitor on ..read more
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Easter Services.
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by Old Arkwright
3M ago
Four days of services. Good Friday. The Pacer with services between Yarwell & Peterborough Nene Valley. Saturday. Thomas shuttle between Wansford & Yarwell The Peak 45041 between Wansford & Peterborough Nene Valley. Easter Sunday. Thomas shuttle between Wansford & Yarwell The Class 14 between Wansford & Peterborough Nene Valley. Easter Monday. The Peak 45041 between Yarwell & Peterborough Nene Valley. The Peak and the class 14 are both popular locomotives and Thomas on Saturday & Sunday will be an enjoyable trip for children of all ages. Have a look on the NVR.ORG w ..read more
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Orton Mere Signal Box.
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by Old Arkwright
4M ago
Here is a picture of Orton Mere Box taken at night. Awaiting a guest locomotive that was spending the night with us. © 2024 Phil Venn The box is rarely open an eight so pleased to get this picture sent by Phil Venn and my thanks to him for sending it ..read more
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656 In Denmark.
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by Old Arkwright
4M ago
656 of course ran in Denmark before it arrived at the Nene Valley Railway. I have been kindly sent two images, one from 1955 and a second from 1971. Please respect the copyright of these images images. First we have 1955. Taken in Nyborg. Secondly we have 1971. This image was taken at Esbjerg. I hope you enjoy looking at these images and I hope to be able to post more in due course ..read more
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Well that went well.
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by Old Arkwright
4M ago
Last weekend saw Danish locomotive 656 hauling passengers for the first time in 38 years. © Nathan Merryweather. Here it is arriving at Peterborough Nene Valley on Saturday. It looked right hauling the three Belgian coaches and the single Danish coach. There are many members who were not even born when this locomotive was last in service. Sunday saw it in service again, and here it is approaching Overton on its way to Peterborough. © Tom Elston. I have seen lots of comments from both members and visitors with very positive comments. Without doubt this will be a popular locomotive, and it’s nic ..read more
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Nice to see.
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by Old Arkwright
4M ago
It was nice to see the HST out this weekend. On Saturday with passenger services and on Sunday with driver experience runs. Semi modern and current locomotive types seem to attract visitors. These two examples the HST the class 66 locomotives have always proved popular. It will be interesting to see how popular 656 is next weekend in its first time pulling passengers after many years out of service. I await next weekend with interest ..read more
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656 Back in service.
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by Old Arkwright
5M ago
656 has today passed its loaded test runs with four coaches and will enter service on 10th and 11th February running with the air stock. Image believed to be © Paul Roe. If this is incorrect please let me know so correct credit can be shown ..read more
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