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Nene Valley Railway

Last week, it was all about water and air – this week our “transport” theme brings us to steam and the Nene Valley Railway.

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is a preserved railway in Cambridgeshire, England, running between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction.  The line, which is 7.5 miles (12.1 km) in length, with stations at each terminus, has been a location for filming over 150 TV shows, films, adverts and music videos.  TV shows filmed have included Casualty, Silent Witness, Dalziel & Pascoe and Poirot; films Octopussy and Golden Eye.

PLACE families had the chance to step back in time and experience the sounds, sights and smells of steam locomotion and enjoy a ride on the wonderful NVR.

Here are some of the highlights of our visit.

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Setting the scene – a talk on the history of transport and the impact of  the railways

 

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And now down to the nuts and bolts – literally…

 

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In the beautifully-restored Victorian signal box

 

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With one of the restoration volunteers – you can tell they really enjoy their work…

 

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And this is what it’s all about.  All aboard ..!

 

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You do of course need a ticket…