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Anything Goes 2016

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Anything Goes 2016

Plans are coming together for the Churnet Valley Railway’s annual summer “Anything Goes” gala over the weekend of 25th/26th June, with a variety of attractions available for visitors to see. Star attraction will be the first operation of visiting BR Clas ...

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Pioneer Returns Home

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Pioneer Returns Home

The Churnet Valley Railway is delighted to announce that the locomotive, which signaled the start of railway preservation of former Knotty lines back in 1977, has now returned to its spiritual home. Following an approach from the locomotive's current owners to the CVR, a deal has been struck that will see Hunslet no. 3777 take up residence at the railway ahead of a planned ove ...

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5197 Passes Insurance Exam

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5197 Passes Insurance Exam

We are happy to announce that early this evening (20th May), USATC S160 no. 5197 boiler successfully passed its insurance examination. This now sees the end of her overhaul insight, as full reassembly can commence with a planned return to service expected towards the end of the summer.   ...

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Come & Join Us For St George's Day

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Come & Join Us For St George's Day

Tickets are still available onboard our Moorlander Lunch train to celebrates >St George's Day<, on Saturday 23rd April. Departing from Cheddleton Station at 12:42, onboard guests will enjoy a 4-course Lunch in our exclusive First Class Dining coach, with full ...

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Vintage Vehicle Weekend Moved

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The Churnet Valley is forced to announce that the proposed "Vintage Vehicle Rally" that was booked to run over the weekend of April 23/24, has had to be postponed and will now be included as part of the CVR's popular summer "Anything Goes" Gala being held on June 25/26. We a ...

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Interested In Volunteering?

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Interested In Volunteering?

Looking for something rewarding to do in your spare time? Fancy meeting new people? Want to learn new skills? Well here is your opportunity, as this forthcoming Sunday (13th March 2016) sees the Churnet Valley Railway open its doors to welcome all visitors to have a peek behind-the-scenes, as the line holds its annual

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Successful Return Of Winter Steam Gala

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Successful Return Of Winter Steam Gala

Our first big event of 2016 has proved to be a roaring success, with hundreds of people attending the Winter Steam Gala coming from all corners of the UK. Despite a bitter chill to proceedings on the Saturday, many people took advantage of our steam-heated trains and enjoyed the sight and sound of the three steam locomotives working a varied service along both the Churnet Valley L ...

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