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Nene Valley Railway Back on Track Appeal

Nene Valley Railway Launches Urgent £300,000 Appeal to get the Railway Back on Track

Nene Valley Railway, a popular heritage railway running for 7.5 miles through the picturesque north Cambridgeshire countryside, has launched a fundraising campaign aimed at securing £300,000 to keep the railway running in the face of stark financial challenges.

Since its inception, Nene Valley Railway has offered visitors an immersive and unique journey through time aboard meticulously restored steam and diesel locomotives. From families seeking an unforgettable day out to enthusiasts passionate about Britain’s railway heritage, Nene Valley Railway has captivated hearts and minds for over 40 years.

The railway is a working museum and is home to the world-famous steam engine ‘Thomas’, who worked at the British Sugar factory in Peterborough before being sold to the society and subsequently named by author Reverend W. Awdry.

But the Nene Valley Railway isn't just a collection of tracks and locomotives; it's a living, breathing testament to our shared heritage. It's where memories are made, stories are told, and history comes alive. From families seeking a nostalgic journey to enthusiasts admiring vintage engines, Nene Valley Railway holds a special place in the hearts of many.

However, the current economic climate has placed immense strain on the railway's finances. Reduced visitor numbers across the heritage sector combined with mounting running and maintenance costs have left Nene Valley Railway facing unprecedented financial pressure. Without immediate financial support, there is a real risk that this valued local attraction and working museum could face closure, depriving future generations of the opportunity to experience its magic.

Please help us through this very difficult period by making a donation to the railway.


How to Donate

Bank Transfer:

If you would prefer to donate directly into our bank account, rather than through our online donation system, please use these details:

Account Name: Nene Valley Railway Ltd

Account Number: 97253308

Sort Code: 54-21-38

Reference: General Donation

If you wish to Gift Aid your donation, please download this form - Downloadable Form - and return to our office at Wansford. Please clearly mark when your donation was made.

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Everyone at NVR thanks you for your kindness and generosity.

Online Donation System:

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