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Nene Valley Railway


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The Nene Valley Railway is a heritage railway and was a branch line from near Wareham, Dorset to Swanage; it opened in 1885, the independent company that built it being amalgamated with the larger London and South Western Railway in 1886.
The passenger service was withdrawn in 1972, leaving a residual freight service over part of the line handling mineral traffic.
After the passenger closure, a heritage railway group revived part of the line; it too used the name Swanage Railway and now operates a 6-mile (9.7 km) line, which follows the route of the former line from Norden, via Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross and Herston Halt to Swanage.. See the
Official Swanage Railway Website for the latest details.  (ref: Wikipedia)

For Latest Epping-Ongar Information:-
   Official Swanage Railway Website - www.swanagerailwayway.co.uk
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   2017 Nene Valley Railway timetable:  1 MB pdf file (to be added)

Nene Valley Railway

Steam Locomotives


34053 Sir Keith Park  -  Battle of Britain Class

Sir Keith Park is a Battle of Britain Class pacific built in 1947. Returned to service at the Swanage Railway in 2008 and owned by Southern Locomotives Limited. Boiler Ticket expires in 2018.


34053 Sir Keith Park at Peterborough NVR
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34053 Sir Keith Park at Wansford
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34081 92 Squadron  -  Battle of Britain Class

The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society owns and operates ex-British Railways Bulleid 'Battle of Britain' class pacific locomotive Nº34081 92 SQUADRON, named after the famous Spitfire squadron based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Entering service from Brighton works in September 1948, her all-too-brief mainline career ended when she was withdrawn from Eastleigh shed in August 1964 and subsequently sold to Dai Woodhams scrap yard at Barry Island in South Wales.

Purchased from there by the then-named Battle of Britain Locomotive Preservation Society in autumn 1973, she arrived at Wansford on the Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough on 7th December 1976 where restoration commenced. In 1998, some 22 years later she moved under her own power at the NVR for the first time since 1964 and became a regular performer on various Heritage Railways until being withdrawn for overhaul at the North Norfolk Railway in May 2008. 34081 returned to service on the NVR on 25th February 2017 when the following images were taken.



34081 92 Squadron at Wansford NVR from Yarwell
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34081 92 Squadron arriving at Wansford NVR from Peterborough
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73040 City of Peterborough  -  4-6-0 BR Standard Class 5

BR Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 City of Peterborough (plates not currently fitted). Currently stored out of service, anticipated overhaul to start in 2016.

73040 City of Peterborough at Wansford NVR
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th February 2017
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75008 Swiftsure  -  0-6-0T Hunslet Austerity

Hunslet Austerity No.75008 Swiftsure

Hunslet Austerity No.75008 Swiftsure
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th February 2016
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Diesel Locomotives & Railcars

Swedish Railways 1212 (SJ) Y6 railcar Helga

Y6 was a series of diesel railcars operated by Statens Järnvägar (SJ) of Sweden. 378 motor cars and 321 trailers were delivered between 1953-61 by Hägglund & Söner, Svenska Järnvägsverkstäderna, Kalmar Mekaniska Verkstad and Eksjöverken. They were used throughout the un-electrified Swedish rail network during the 1950s to the 1980s. The electrical counterpart of the unit was the X16 and X17. In addition to SJ, five units were sold to Göteborg-Särö Järnväg in 1954.

In 1981 five units were sold from SJ to the Norwegian State Railways, where they were designated NSB Class 89 and used on the Flekkefjord Line. In Sweden the units were replaced by the Y1 railcars in the 1980s. One Y7 unit, 1212, was preserved in the UK in 1985, and is now operated by The International Railway Preservation Society. It has been returned to working order and following a move back to the Nene Valley Railway won the Railcar Associations Railcar of the Year Award 2012. (Ref: Wikipedia)



SJ 1212 Helga at Wansford
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SJ 1212 Helga at Wansford
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SJ 1212 Helga leaving Wansford
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Sentinel/Rolls-Royce D.L.83  0-6-0  ex-London Transport

Sentinel/Rolls-Royce D.L.83   0-6-0   ex-London Transport


33 201 at Swanage
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th February 2016

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D3591

Class 09 shunter number D3591


D3591 at Swanage
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th February 2016

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Stations etc

Wansford

Wansford Station
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Corfe Castle

Wansford Station
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