7827 Lydham Manor

Steam locomotive 7827 Lydham Manor to visit the Churnet Valley Railway in 2019

The Churnet Valley Railway have announced that GWR 'Manor' No.7827 Lydham Manor will be visiting the line in February 2019. The visit is thanks to the Dartmouth Steam Railway in Devon. This is the first time...
No. 1054 at Keighley

Churnet Valley Railway steam locomotive gala reduced to home fleet only

The Churnet Valley Railway has announced that their upcoming October steam gala will now be a home fleet only event now due to unavailability of a few of the booked guest locomotives. Small Prairie No....
No. 43924 at Keighley station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

MR 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Class steam locomotives – Class Information

This week we turn to the Midland 3835 / LMS Fowler 4F Classes, 0-6-0 engines designed for freight work. Once looking at the background of both classes, we will then move onto the preserved members...

Churnet Valley Railway announce details for Anything Goes and Cider Festival

The Churnet Valley Railway, in Staffordshire, has announced some details for the Anything Goes Gala and Cider Festival. Up to 20 ciders and 5 bands will be at the event and will make it an...
Credit: Churnet Valley Railway

Oakamoor Wagon arrives at the Churnet Valley Railway

The North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd have announced the acquisition of PAA covered sand hopper wagon No. WBB30025. The North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd (NSRC) are a support charity of the Churnet Valley Railway. This...
5197 at Froghall Station // Credit: Jamie Duggan

Job opportunity at the Churnet Valley Steam Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway have announced that they have a role available as a paid member of staff at the railway. The standard gauge line runs for 10½ miles along the Staffordshire countryside from Kingsley and...
7820 "Dinmore Manor" at Froghall Station // Credit: Jamie Duggan

Churnet Valley Railway’s Planning Permission granted for Leek extension

The Churnet Valley Railway has announced that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, or SMDC, has voted to grant planning permission for the railway to extend into Leek at their planning committee meeting. The meeting took place...
7714 Piloting a Train on the NNR // Credit Chris Heal

Guests so far for West Somerset Railway’s Spring Steam Gala

Two guests have been confirmed so far for the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Spring Steam Gala. The first guest is USATC S160 No. 6046. The steam locomotive is part of the Churnet Valley Railway's Homefleet,...

Churnet Valley Railway’s New Year’s Winter Warmer 2018 – Info

Churnet Valley Railway is holding a winter warmer event and is running three days of special trains over the last weekend of 2017 and the first day of 2018. This event runs on Saturday 30th, Sunday...
5197 at Froghall Station // Credit: Jamie Duggan

S160 to visit Epping Ongar Railway in 2018

S160 No. 5197, a member of the Churnet Valley Railway's (CVR) home fleet, is to visit the Epping Ongar Railway in June 2018. While at the Epping Ongar Railway, S160 No. 5197 will take part...