Easter Monday at Ferry Meadows

Overton Miniature Railway at Ferry Meadows Station

Easter Monday (21st April 2014)

 

mini overton

 

Over the past year the Nene Valley Railway's Youth Group have been building a new 5 inch gauge miniature railway at Ferry Meadows Station.

We are hoping to have the railway open and hauling passengers on Easter Monday subject to completion of work on the line and site to a satisfactory standard.

Rides will start at approximately 10.30 and will cost 50p per person. Both youngsters and those young at heart are welcome to travel!

mini driving

Also on site are the recently arrived huge American Alco diesel loco no. 801, and Royal Mail electric multiple unit cab. We also have a train from the mysterious London Underground Post Office Railway. All these will be available for inspection.

All monies raise will go towards The Night Mail Project and the Nene Valley Railway's historic coach fleet.

Please note, rides will be subject to completion of work on the line before Easter Monday and are also weather dependant. Please check The International Railway Preservation Society's Facebook page each day of the Easter bank holiday weekend for updates as to when the miniature railway will be open for rides. This can be found at https://www.facebook.com/irps.nvr

The Nene Valley Railway are running an extensive service over the whole Easter weekend and school holidays.

On Easter Monday there will also be an Easter Egg hunt and Miniature Traction Engine rides at Wansford.

For more information please see The Nene Valley Railway's Main Website

 

alco 01 cab 02 traction engine