Join us on the 6th January 2018 for Fish and Chips hauled by Steam
Price £25.00 per person
Fish, Chips and Steam! Enjoy a nostalgic evening of steam on board our train hauled a Steam Locomotive with a good old-fashioned fish and chip supper, complemented by evening views of the picturesque Nene Valley.
Special Christmas present vouchers can be purchased
To Book call 01780 784444
Category:Events in January
Tags:Fish and Chips
Date:Saturday, January 6, 2018
To Book Call 01780 784444
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Date info:6th January
Fish, Chips and Steam! Enjoy a nostalgic evening of steam on board our train hauled by a Steam Locomotive with a good old-fashioned fish and chip supper, complemented by evening views of the picturesque Nene Valley.
Saturday 6th January 2018
We are pleased to be able to offer guests staying at the Ferry Meadows Camp site a special stop to board the Jolly Fisherman Fish and Chips service on Saturday 6th Janaury. Our service will stop at 19:15 and drop you back at Overton (for Ferry Meadows) station at 21:15. Bookings now open (when booking please state Overton collection
Are you trying to buy that special person a Christmas present, then treat them to a seat on the Jolly Fisherman Winter Warmer, Special Christmas present vouchers can be ordered at the time of booking
• Enjoy a drink from our on board bar while you have a good look at the locomotive
• Traditional Fish & Chip supper as our train makes its way through the Nene Valley.
• Guests will be seated at tables of four*
• The train will depart from Wansford Station at 19:00 returning at 21:30 approximately.
• Booking required to avoid disappointment. Only £25.00 per person
*(parties fewer than four may be seated with other guests). Please note children must be over 12 years of age.
78018 is a BR Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 locomotive, built in 1953 at Darlington North Road Works at a cost of £14,809. It was one of a class of 65, and entered traffic on 3rd March,1954, at West Auckland Shed (County Durham). This was soon followed by a move to Kirkby Stephen, working trains from Tebay to Barnard Castle on the Stainmore Railway. It was while on this line that 78018 became famous by getting stuck in a snow drift during February, 1955, which resulted in the film Snowdrift at Bleath Gill. It was then transferred to Chester Midland in April, 1960 and then in 1962 was sent to Workington. May, 1963 saw it transferred to Willesden, then Nuneaton in September, 1965 and finally Shrewsbury before withdrawal on 12th November, 1966.
78018 then spent 11 years at Barry scrapyard before being preserved at Shackerstone in November, 1978. Little work was carried out whilst at Shackerstone and it was re-sold to the Darlington Railway Preservation Society in 1981.
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