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East Coast Freight Storm Charter

East Coast Freight Storm Charter with LNER No 60163 Tornado

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The Package

You will arrive at Nene Valley Railway's Wansford Station on Friday 24th May 2024 and participate in a short safety briefing by one of our members of staff.

We want you to get the most out of capturing an A1 on freight, and so A1 Class No 60163 Tornado will be running at the head of our demonstration Goods Train throughout this event. This opportunity takes place between Yarwell and Peterborough Nene Valley Railway (PNVR) Stations with runpasts through Wansford Tunnel, Wansford Station, River Nene Bridge, Mill Lane, Longueville Junction, and PNVR. There will also be cameos at Wansford involving loading/unloading and the opportunity for shots on shed in Wansford Yard.

Full details will be released just prior to the event once the direction that the locomotive will be facing on arrival from the mainline has been determined. It is hoped that No 60163 will be turned during the middle of the day so that it is facing the sun throughout the event. However, this may not be possible due to operational requirements.

If you have any requests, please feel free to contact the Wagon Group in advance or during the event, although late notice requests may be difficult to accommodate.

This charter begins at 09:00 with a briefing, followed by photography from 10:00. Our cafe will also be open for you to purchase food and refreshments while you are with us.

The Cost

The whole package is priced at £140.00 per person.

A Golden Opportunity

On the day of the Photographic Charter, we are giving two people the unique opportunity to ride on the footplate of A1 Class No 60163 Tornado. Sit in the fireman’s seat and watch the action from the perspective of the locomotive crew in either the morning or the afternoon of our event.

This opportunity is priced at £100.00 per person and is limited to one person in the morning and one person in the afternoon only. SOLD OUT


The environment of a Steam Railway can be physically demanding and so a reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in this opportunity.

On the grounds of health and safety we unfortunately cannot accept any participants under the age of 18 years.

Sturdy footwear, such as shoes or boots, is essential due to the terrain.

The locomotive for the event will be A1 Class No 60163 Tornado. Please be aware that Steam Locomotives are mechanical vehicles and subject to wear and tear, which may result in delay or the cancellation of this event at short notice.

And finally …

Our mission is to ensure that you enjoy the experience and get the most out of it. If you have any questions or queries prior to booking, after booking, or on the day itself, then please don't hesitate to ask.

For enquiries and bookings, please call 01780 784444 or email: enquiries@nvrwagons.co.uk