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2018 Season Set To Start

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2018 Season Set To Start

Despite operating its most successful Santa & Steam Specials in the line's 25 Year existence, the volunteers of the Churnet Valley Railway are not resting on their laurels as they plan ahead for their traditional season opener in February 2018 with the annual Winter Steam Gala. With a slightly earlier date of 3/4 Febru ...

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Carol Service Cancelled

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Our supporting charity is sorry to announce that due to reasons beyond its control, the Annual Carol Service for 2017 has had to be cancelled. We apologise for any disapointment, but hope to run the event once again in 2018. ...

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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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