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Nene Valley Railway

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

  1. The Green Howards

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    Watching "Look East" tonight it seems that National Highways have agreed to provide funding to remove Wansford Road station (on the former Stamford to Wansford branch) from its position right in the path of the proposed A47 dualling and relocate it to Railworld adjacent to Peterborough Nene Valley.
     
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    I’ve seen something about this on another forum, My own opinion is I hope it happens, The Nene Valley could well do with a decent facility at Peterborough.
     
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    It reminds me of the brick-by-brick move of the Fletton Goods booking office all those years ago - which became Overton station.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001bmh8/look-east-west-evening-news-29082022

    You have until 18:30 tomorrow to watch it - it's the last item before the weather.
     
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    It's excellent news. Will be a great improvement of Peterborough Nene Valley station. Now all we need is the original Wansford station to be refurbished.
     
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    Just saw the piece on Look East, have to say it’s great news.
     
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    Of course, if I won the Euromillions I'd want to re-open the line between Wansford and Stamford... :D
     
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    Well if I won the Euro’s the way things are going, I might just be able to afford a pint in Stamford…
     
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    Danish F Class no. 656 has steamed again at Wansford for the first time since the early 80's.

    The official steam test is due next week, and there are still a few finishing off and fettling jobs, but the end of a long, drawn out overhaul is nigh!

    Pictures from the Wansford MPD Facebook page
     

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    Two red lines and a yellow one. That’s plain greedy but what are they for?
     
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    Yay! Go Tinkerbell!!! :D
     
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    Why am I reminded of Bellerophon? What a cracking piece of kit!
     
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    Now, can we use Tinkerbell to tow the Pacer to a scrapyard or at least a burial pit at Yarwell, please?
     
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    Thems two red and one white .... the colours of the Danish flag, which once adorned the chimney of every Danish loco, but not as obvious in old monochrome images. :)
     
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    No, I think Steve's referring to the pressure gauge: between the red lines = good, past the yellow line = run away?
     
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    Push it you mean!
     
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    Right. I noticed the gauge too. kg/ □cm seems a bit like a metric version of 'old hay truss per hobbit'*, but an "OK ... Run" line makes sense in any language. What an absolutely charming little loco. :)

    * that's respectivy 4 st and 2½ bushels .... so there!
     
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    The yellow line is ~ 210 psi, between the red lines is ~150 psi.
     
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    Red is the optimal operating pressure, pink is the pressure the safety valves lift and the yellow is the hydraulic test pressure
     
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    The dial of this particular gauge was re-made by specialists. They did a superb job of copying the original, except that the rather gay pink line was originally black.
     

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