Join the NVR as we celebrate Pacific Locomotives with Gresley A4 No 60009 Union of South Africa and Battle of Britain Class No 34081 92 Squadron
16th & 17th September 2017
                                        Adult     Senior    Family    Child
One Day Sat or Sun      £21.00    £18.00    £50.00   £10.00
Two Day  Sat & Sun      £30.00    £25.00    £75.00   £15.00    

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Category: Events in September

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

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16th & 17th September 2017

"Pacific" will see two Pacifics come together for the first time
Gresley A4 Pacific No 60009 Union of South Africa
Bulleid Light Pacific Battle of Britain Class No 34081 92 Squadron



  • Double Headed service
  • Travel behind 60009 and 34081 on the same day with the same ticket
  • Brake Van Rides
  • Main Train service,with Mk1 coaches
  • Licensed Buffet Cars on all our trains
  • Ale on Rail
  • Turntable Café serving hot/cold food and refreshments from 8:30
  • Wansford Gift Shop and Second-Hand Bookshop open all weekend

Pacific Brake Van Rides

Ride behind a Pacific on our Brake Vans hauled by either 60009 or 34081 to Yarwell and return, take the opportunity to travel on this unique section of the Nene Valley Railway
Tickets are £5.00 if in possession of a Rover ticket or £10 if not in a possession of a Rover ticket, Minimum age to travel in 16 and no wheelchair access in available. Tickets must be purchased from Wansford Station only. Brake van rides will operate at 10:45, 12:00, 13:35, 14:50.

Bulleids, Boat Trains and The Night Ferry

Stop off at Ferry Meadows and view our new exhibition. Some of the heaviest trains on Southern metals were the legendary boat trains, often hauled by OVS Bulleid's finest engines.  From the glamorous Golden Arrow to the famous Cunarder and the mysterious Night Ferry, this new free exhibition will give a brief glimpse into the former splendour of these trains. Particular focus is given to The Night Ferry, Britain's only Continental through train. The display will be in our Wagons-Lits dining car and former Alberg-Orient Express and Nord Express sleeping car, which is fitting bearing in mind Wagons-Lits initiated and operated the Night Ferry.

Trade Stands

BBLS 34081 "92 Squadron"
Sir Nigel Gresley
B&E Models

Driving Experience Course

14th & 15th September

Take to the regulator, drive and fire 60009 Union of South Africa

This exciting package includes theory and practical driving of 60009 in which you will receive an hour's tuition and an hour on the footplate of 60009 without rolling stock.  During the hour on the footplate, two of you will take it in turns to drive and fire the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. You'll enjoy drinks, a meal, membership to the Nene Valley Railway and souvenirs of your unforgettable day. Click here for more details

The Jolly Fisherman "Union Pacific"

15th September 2017

Fish, Chips and Steam!  Enjoy a nostalgic evening of steam on board our train hauled by Union of South Africa with a good old-fashioned fish and chip supper, complemented by evening views of the picturesque Nene Valley.


 Enjoy a drink from our on board bar while you have a good look at Tornado
• Traditional Fish & Chip supper as our train makes its way through the Nene Valley.
• Guests will be seated at tables of four*
• The train will depart from Wansford Station at 19:00 returning at 21:30 approximately.
• Booking required to avoid disappointment.  Only £25.00 per person

For further details and booking click here

  *(parties fewer than four may be seated with other guests).

Pictures provided by thanks to Ian McDonald (CR)

Old Station Building

To raise the funds to renovate the Grade 2 Listed station building, including fees, making secure and safe and returning to it's original condition.



General Funding

The NVR is always striving to improve its facilities and collections.