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Guest Locomotives Announced

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Guest Locomotives Announced

Following on from a succesful Silver Jubilee Gala, the Churnet Valley Railway is delight to announce a deal has been reached with the Dartmouth Steam Railway - and also release intial plans for a NSRC40 Gala in 2018. Following this winter’s hire of GWR ‘42XX’ 2-8-0T No. 4277 from the Dartmouth Steam Railway, agreements have been made for two more Paignton-based engi ...

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Doubleheader Day Cancelled

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We're disapointed to announce that due to over running repairs, we will be unable to operate our planned Double Header Day this forthcoming Sunday (8th October) and so S160 no. 5197 will be left to operate all services solo.   The Churnet Valley Railway’s Motive Power Department i ...

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Winter Guest Arrives

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Winter Guest Arrives

The first guest for the forthcoming 25th Anniversary Gala has arrived on the Churnet Valley Railway, ahead of its high profile visit to Staffordshire’s Premier Heritage Railway. As part of the line’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, marking 25 Years since the operating company was first formed, an ...

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Peg Leg Johnson's Signal Box Opens

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Peg Leg Johnson's Signal Box Opens

On Saturday 30th September, as part of the Churnet Valley Railway's "War in the Valley" event, the line opened its latest attraction inside the former Rushton Signal Box on Froghall station – Peg-Leg Johnson’s Sweet Emporium. Named after local celebrity Robert “Bob” Johnson, who was an employee of the original North Staffordshire Railway Company, ...

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War In The Valley Returns!

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War In The Valley Returns!

The Churnet Valley Railway is once again readying itself for action with another nostalgic journey, as Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland gets transported back to the 1940s for one of the line’s biggest crowd-pullers – the annual war event which takes place for the 19th consecutive year over the weekend of 30th of September and 1st of October. ...

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Return Of Gins & Trains!

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Return Of Gins & Trains!

Preparations are well under way for the return of a popular event at the Churnet Valley Railway following its successful debut in 2016. Why not come and join, as G&T prepares to take on a whole new meaning once again over the bank holiday weekend, for the 4-day Gins & Trains festival? The event is a unique opportunity to sample from a selection of nearly 50 different gins whi ...

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