Southern Steam Gala

Nene Valley Railway – Upcoming Events  

Nene Valley Railway has two upcoming event which we hopefully will be attending. The two events are “East Coast Revival” and “Southern Steam Gala”. East Coast Revival "East Coast Revival" will feature A1 Peppercorn No 60163 “Tornado”...
61306 "Mayflower" // Credit Alan Wilson

Steam Locomotive 61306 Mayflower to join Tornado at the Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) has announced that B1 No. 61306 "Mayflower" will take part in this years "Tornado 10" event. Tornado 10 Event The event is to celebrate 10 years since new build Peppercorn A1...
5619 // Credit Andy Reeve-Smith

GWR Steam Locomotive No. 5619 on loan to the Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) has announced that GWR 56XX Class No. 5619 has been hired to operate trains along the line. About 5619 No. 5619 is the oldest preserved member of the 56XX class, being...
Tornado with The Bath Spa Express

Tornado Set For Nene Valley Return

A1 No. 60163 Tornado is set to return to the Nene Valley Railway in 2017 to help celebrate the railways 40th Anniversary. In February 2017, Tornado hauled the first passenger services on a timetabled service over...

20,000 and counting! – Nene Valley Railway’s Popular Santa Specials

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) recently posted on their Facebook page that this year, they have had over 20,000 bookings for their Santa Special train service. NVR usually gets between 17,000 and 18,000 people visit...
60009 Union of South Africa at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Union of South Africa Set For Nene Valley Visit

A4 No. 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the Nene Valley Railway in September 2017. Whilst on its visit it will run with 'Battle of Britain' No. 34081 92 Squadron for the first time...
A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby // Credit: RailAdvent

What happened? – October update on steam locomotive 60163 Tornado

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has released an update on the repair work taking place on A1 locomotive 60163 Tornado and what they think may have happened back in April. The hope for a quick...
B662 Martello

Steam locomotive Martello not to haul trains on Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway has announced that Martello will not be operating trains on the line during its visit. It was planned for the tank engine to haul the local train at the upcoming 'Southern...
Flying Scotsman approaches Irwell Vale on the East Lancs Railway

Riley signs steam locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ contract with heritage railway visits

Ian Riley has signed the contract with the National Railway Museum which sees him run 60103 Flying Scotsman until 2024 plus all of the day-to-day maintenance and overhaul. The National Railway Museum has also released...
34081 "92 Squadron" with "The Teddy Express" at Wansford Station, NVR // Credit Jamie Duggan

Diesel locomotives replace steam locomotives at the Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway has announced that diesel locomotives will replace steam locomotives in operating their advised timetable. As readers in the UK will know, Britain is currently in a heat wave, with the sun...