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Wansford Miniature Railway Donation appeal
The Miniature railway project is fully supported by donations, our track has now been laid and requires the final touches and we are working on the completion of our two stations at either end of the line, our main fundraising is now to complete the cladding of our workshop container in the style of a railway shed. Your donations are essential for the completion of the project . If you feel you can spare a few pounds for the project please donate via our donation button. Thankyou
To Purchase our fundraising Christmas Card or enter the raffle please click on the donation link below
Meet our engines, we have several locomotives that will be hauling trains on the Miniature Railway.
Narrow Gauge Design 0-4-2 Steam Locomotive “Holly”
Built in Peterborough in 2001, this has recently been purchased by one of our members and will now be seen running on the miniature railway, the locomotive can run either with its tender or just as a side tank locomotive.
Austerity War Department 2-10-0 No 90776 The Royal Anglian Regiment
Purchased by her owner in 2019 and named The Royal Anglian Regiment, the locomotive has been overhauled by her owner will be running on the miniature railway, the locomotive lives on the Gipping Valley Railway
BR Class 08 No 08679
Based on an 08 Shunter that was based at North Gawber Colliery in South Yorkshire until scrapped, the locomotive was seen at the colliery by the models owners who has lovingly restored the model to replicate the real 08679
Stanier Mogul 42954 “The Rev Richard Alfred Paten M.A C.Eng M.I.C.E”
This 5” Gauge locomotive is based upon the scrapped Stanier Mogul which was the last of its class to be withdrawn in 1967 , 34 years after its construction at Crewe.
42954 was mainly based at Aston, however this locomotive carries a 35A New England shed plate being relevant to the local area of our line.
Class 14 No D9520
This locomotive is owned by the miniature railway purchased by donations, the locomotive is restored to the same livery of the full size D950 that is based here on the NVR. This locomotive will see regular use on the miniature railway
LNER B1 “Roedeer"
This locomotive is currently being built by one of our members and when complete will be operational on the miniature railway.
We have two British Railways designed Mk1 sit astride coaches for our passenger services and several wagons
Our new fund rasing lapel badges can also be purchased via the donations link
Click here to visit our Photo Gallery to see all the photographs of our project.
November 2020 update
Our east end station is nearing completion with the brick work on our turntable now in the final stages, , work has now moved to our west end station, with the platform and steaming bay receiving paving slabs, the third lamp post has been erected and painted. A new picket fence and gate has now been completed. We are planning to get all the heavy groundwork completed before the winter weathers sets in. The Miniature Railway will open to the public in spring 2021.