ThomasTravelling Post Office Weekend

Come & join us on April 28th, 29th April and learn how post was picked up onto a moving train hauled by Thomas. Fares are inclusive of the Travelling Post Office and all train services

Fares                
Adult £10 Thomas Post Office only,     £16 Rover Ticket,   £18 Combined ticket
Senior £8 Thomas Post Office only,     £13 Rober Ticket,   £16 Combined ticket
Child £6 Thomas Post Office Only,      £8 Rover Ticket,     £12 Combined ticket
Family £26 Thomas Post Office only,  £40 Rover Ticket,   £48 Combined ticket

                                        

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Category: Events in April

Tags: Thomas & Travelling Post Office

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Date info: 28th & 29th April

Join Thomas and Postie Pete for the Mail Train Experience.

Thomas is excited that the Wansford Controller is letting him pull the mail train for one weekend at the Nene Valley Railway on 28th and 29th April and wants you to join him.

 

Come along and meet Postie Pete and his Cat, Ginger, who work on the mail train. The experience starts with a brief ride in the mail train through the tunnel before getting off so Thomas, Pete and Ginger can show you how they exchange heavy bags of mail from a moving train using the big nets on the train and on the ground! Thomas and his train perform a number of exciting run pasts to make sure all the mail is picked up and everyone’s had a chance to see!

Space on the train and in the viewing gallery is limited, so advanced booking is essential. Mail trains leave from Wansford 10.30, 12.15 and 14.00.

There will also be a Postbox Craft room where you can write a letter to the Wansford Control or design your own Railway carriage. You can also have a go at sorting letters on the Mail Train. Time yourself for a minute and see if you’d get the job!

One of Thomas’ bigger friends will also be pulling the main line train down to Peterborough. Make a day of your time with us. Get a combined ticket day ticket for massive savings.

Continue the Mail by Rail theme by getting off at Overton (For Ferry Meadows)  for the ‘Night Mail Experience’.

The Night Mail Experience also includes a diorama of The Great Train Robbery and a range of Royal Mail Vans and vehicles. our Traditional Sweetshop and toys for sale. You can also see the progress our youth group is making on restoring more mail carriages.
The train has a fully licenced bar and your ticket allows you to hop on and off the train throughout the day. Our café will be open at Wansford, and refreshments are also available at Overton and Orton Mere

To see one of our diesels in action on the mail train click here

   

The Mail Train Experience takes around 40 minutes. After approximately 5 minutes in the mail train, then all passengers disembark and walk to our Mail Exchange Apparatus site for the main part of the show. Please be aware, this is in the open and the duration is around 25 minutes. Once everything is done you can get back on the train and have a go at sorting letters for the journey back to Wansford.
Due to the historic nature of the mail coaches and the mail exchange location we are unfortunately unable to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs on the mail service. Wheelchair users are still able to travel on the main line train

 

The train has a fully licenced bar and your ticket allows you to hop on and off the train throughout the day. Our café will be open at Wansford, and refreshments are also available at Ferry Meadows and Orton Mere.

The Mail Train Experience takes around 40 minutes. After approximately 5 minutes in the mail train, then all passengers disembark and walk to our Mail Exchange Apparatus site for the main part of the show. Please be aware, this is in the open and the duration is around 25 minutes. Once everything is done you can get back on the train and have a go at sorting letters for the journey back to Wansford.

Due to the historic nature of the mail coaches and the mail exchange location we are unfortunately unable to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs on the mail service. Wheelchair users are still able to travel on the main line train.

Ticket Prices: Fares are inclusive of Travelling Post Office and all train services   (Other fares available)          
 Thomas’ Travelling Post Office Mainline Rover ticket Combined

Adult £10 Thomas Post Office only,  £16 Rover Ticket,  £18 Combined ticket
Senior £8 Thomas Post Office only, £13 Rober Ticket, £16 Combined ticket
Child £6 Thomas Post Office Only, £8 Rover Ticket,  £12 Combined ticket
Family £26 Thomas Post Office only,  £40 Rover Ticket, £48 Combined ticket

How to find us:

Wansford Station:
Turn off the A1 at the new Stibbington fly over, which is 1 mile south of the A1 / A47 interchange and 4 miles north of the end of the A1(M). Look for the large brown "Nene Valley Railway" signs on both the A1 and A47.
Note: Avoid Wansford village on the opposite side of the A1.
Parking: Free
Sat Nav: PE8 6LR

For other stations see http://www.nvr.org.uk/how-to-find-us

 

Old Station Building

To raise the funds to renovate the Grade 2 Listed station building, including fees, making secure and safe and returning to it's original condition.

 

 

General Funding

The NVR is always striving to improve its facilities and collections.