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...
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....
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,...

War In The Valley! – Churnet Valley Railway – Information

The Churnet Valley Railway is holding its 'War in the Valley' weekend from the 30th September until 1st October 2017. The weekend will all be focused on how railways helped Britain in the war, and...
4231 at Swindon Works // Credit Unknown

GWR 42XX, 5205, 5275 and 72XX Classes of steam locomotives – Class Information

Built for short-distance heavy coal trains, the 4200s and variations played a key part in the transport of Welsh coal. Once exploring the working careers of each class, we will then see how each preserved...
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...
No. 6046 (resident at the Churnet Valley Railway) at Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

S160s Only Weekend at Churnet Valley Railway

No. 5197 and 6046 will be headlining an S160 Exclusive event at the Churnet Valley Railway later this year (6/7 May 2017). Nos. 5197 and 6046 will be in steam on both days, hauling the...
No. 6046 (resident at the Churnet Valley Railway) at Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

6046 returns home to the Churnet Valley Railway

Following a summer at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, S160 No. 6046 has returned home to the Churnet Valley Railway, and has been in operation since arriving home. No. 6046 returned to traffic in February...
6046 at Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Churnet Valley Railway 25th Anniversary Gala – Loco update

A quick update has been released by the Churnet Valley Railway with regards to which locomotives will be in steam at their upcoming Steam Gala celebrating their 25th Anniversary. S160 No. 6046 will now replace...