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Nene Valley Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Luke McMahon, Apr 19, 2016.

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    Thanks for letting me know. I wasn't aware of that.
     
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    Morning All,

    The next installment of my 1993 video is now on YouTube. As well as the Kriegslok, it also features Wansford signal box and 70000 BRITANNIA, so I hope it's of interest:



    TTFN,
     
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    How long was Britannia based on the NVR?
     
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    I really can't remember - too long ago. Perhaps someone else on here will know.
     
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    I believe it arrived in 1980 and left when sold to Pete Waterman in 2000.
     
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    Didn’t it leave before that when it went mainline? Wasn’t it overhauled at Carnforth?
     
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    I believe that once overhauled it was usually at NVR when not out on the mainline. But that is before my time, so only going by information from others...
     
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    All my early trani shots on the NVR are marked 1977 /81 ,so 1980 about right. You won't get a photo like this again (attached.)!
     

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    Whereabouts was that taken?
     
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    Ferry Meadows/Overton, heading west I think. Rail Mail etc in the foreground now, and 100' trees behind the platform!
     
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    Yes,its captioned ,,Leaving Ferry Meadows for Wansford.
     
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    Looks a bit different now!
     
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    I moved away from the area some years ago, so have completely lost touch with the latest goings-on there.
     
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    True enough, although the paramount importance of having a thriving railway on which to individually own stuff really can't be overstated.
     
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    I'm struck by the contrast between the Government's left and right hands; one says 'this is part of our heritage and should be kept and helped', and the other says 'you can't mine material you need to operate'. (Yes, I know, a bit off-topic.. sorry.)

    Noel
     
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    I agree. If a host railway folds, there's nowhere for the resident groups to operate thier stuff.
     
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    Other sources of COVID emergency funding are available. It depends on how the loco owning group is set up (charity etc)
     

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