From NVR Facebook this evening, a nice chunk of money for track renewal. "The Department of Media Culture and Sport has announced that NVR has been awarded a grant of £669,873 from the Arts Council England, Cultural Investment Fund. This supports the Nene Valley Railway in executing three major infrastructure projects: 1. To relay worn-out track through Wansford tunnel, including new drainage. 2. To relay track and roadway at Wansford Level Crossing. 3. To relay track in Wansford yard, where old track has been buried in ash for over forty years. While infrastructure is one of the less glamourous aspects of railway preservation it is fundamental to being able to run trains. No track - no trains! This outstanding award means that we can look forward to running trains long into the future. The track renewals made possible by the grant will have a life-expectancy of around 40 years and are focussed at three weak areas on our line. Work will start later this year and continue through 2024 and complete in mid-2025. "With thanks to DCMS and Arts Council England for their support and investment in our railway heritage” @DCMS @ace_national @dcmsgovuk @aceagrams"