Tornado 10 Event Postponed

Tornado 10 Event Postponed

After consultations with the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, NVR has made the difficult decision to postpone our Tornado 10 celebrations until the autumn of 2018. This decision has not been taken lightly.  We have taken in to account the essential repairs that need to be undertaken to Tornado and the time this will take to see this iconic locomotive back in steam and hauling trains.

During this week, our Admin Team at Wansford will be contacting all Driving Experience Customers with postponed events on the 2rd, 4th and 10th May to discuss options now available.

They will also be contacting all customers booked on to our Jolly Fisherman Fish and Chip Evenings on the 4th and 11th May to discuss options we now have available.

Flying Scotsman Ticket Update

Flying Scotsman Ticket Update

We are now working through the issues with our third party ticketing system. For those that were able to purchase tickets while the issues unfolded, we are in the process of printing off your confirmations and these will be posted out to your address supplied at the time of booking. For those that double booked refunds are being arranged. We are still hoping to announce a new ticket on sale date in the near future. Please watch our web and social media stream for ticket on sale announcement.

Tornado arrives at NVR

Tornado left London hauling ‘The Ebor Flyer’ and, to the delight of its passengers, reached 90mph before an incident caused the engine crew to bring the train to a stop. Some damage has been caused to inside motion components. The incident is not thought to be speed-related. Tornado is not able to continue on the train to York, and a diesel locomotive will haul the remainder of the railtour. Tornado will go to The Nene Valley Railway where a full investigation and repairs will take place.

Flying Scotsman Tickets

Flying Scotsman Ticket Update
We are currently working on the ‘behind the scenes’ logistical set up. Once we have completed all of this we will announce on our web site and here on Facebook/Twitter when the tickets will be released.

Please continue to monitor our Special Events page on our web site where we will place an update as soon as we can.

The event will be a ticket only event – tickets will be for a specific date and time. Click here for more details


We are pleased to announce that Flying Scotsman will return to the Nene Valley Railway in September for public running. The locomotive will be in public service on 29th and 30th September and 1st October, and tickets must be purchased in advance for a trip behind this iconic locomotive. Our Popular Jolly Fisherman Fish and Chips service will also be operating hauled by the locomotive. The locomotive appears with kind thanks to the National Railway Museum and Riley & Son (E) as a thank you for the assistance the NVR provided in October with repairs to the locomotive. We are currently planning the visit and all details and updates will appear on our web page.


NVR Christmas Raffle Winners

NVR Christmas Raffle
We are pleased to announce our Christmas Raffle winners below, we would like to thank all that took part in our Christmas Raffle, and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
1st Prize                 £500       ticket number 16377       M Kirtland-Brown
2nd Prize                £200       ticket number 14959       K Roberts
3rd Prize                £50         ticket number 14004       A Walker

50/50 Club Winners January

Our 50/50 Club winners for January 2018

Results for this months draw as follows;

1st Prize - £56.75 - Mike Phillips
2nd Prize - £34.05 - David Meadows
3rd Prize - £22.70 - P.W. Beckett

Please note all prizes are posted out to winners.

Thank you for supporting the 50/50 Club and good luck, for further details of the 50/50 club please contact our office on 01780 784444

Meeting or Conference Room Hire

Need to hold a meeting or conference and fancy somewhere a bit different?
At Nene Valley Railway our education room is available to hire for meetings and groups.
£50 for a half day
(8.30am - 12pm, or 1pm - 4.30pm)
£75 for the full day 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Conference table that seats around 12, room for around 50 chairs in the room
Free parking
Just off the A1/A47
Unique venue
Catering available

To book please ring the office on 01780 784444.