Tornado at Woking with British Belmond Pullman
Tornado at Woking // Credit: EH Steam Photography

This weekend (22/23 April 2017) the Nene Valley Railway are holding a gala featuring two giants of the east coast mainline.

A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby
A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby

Firstly, A1 No. 60163 Tornado, which recently made history in becoming the first steam locomotive in 50 years to steam along at 100 mph, will be attending the event, the locomotive has previously visited the NVR in 2016, and is back for 2017!

 

 

Secondly, 55018 ‘Ballymoss’ (55022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ masquerading as 55018) will also be attending, another example of a locomotive that can go 100 mph!

Prices for the ‘Best of British’ Event at the Nene Valley Railway

One day               Two Day
Adult £25.00         Adult £38
Senior £20            Senior £38
Child £12               Child £18
Family £ £62        Family £ 94

Other Attractions at the ‘Best of British’ Event at the Nene Valley Railway

A full british menu will be in use, featuring Full English Breakfast (Served till 11:00), Corned Beef Hash, Sausage and Mash, Cottage Pie, Beef Casserole.

On Sunday 23 April 2017 only Classic Bus services will operate an hourly service from Wansford from 11:30 to 15:30.

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