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Project 228 Update

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Project 228 Update

The body of North Staffordshire Railway First Class coach no. 228 has been moved to Stanegate Restorations at Haltwhistle for assessment as a prelude to full restoration, courtesy of Duncan Milner Haulage. NSR No ...

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Leek Book Launch

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Leek Book Launch

The Churnet Valley Railway is delighted to announce that as part of its Winter Steam Gala 2017, Middleton Press will be officially launching their book "Branch Line from Leek to the Manifold Valley"  during the event. Author Vic Mitchell will be in attendance at the gala on Saturday 25th February, where he will base himself at Froghall Station and be available for book ...

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5197 Returns

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5197 Returns

An historic moment for ourselves, and preservation in the UK. For the first time since 1944, two USATC S160s worked together on UK soil, as 5197 performed a loaded test run with sister 6046 kept in service as insurance following completion of yesterday's services,  A return trip along the CVR was completed as darkness fell, and whilst a small number of issues were high ...

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Loco Update

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Loco Update

Despite the best endeavours of the CVR Board of Directors to negotiate an acceptable contract with the owning group of Hunslet no. 3777 (68030), they themselves have declined to proceed with the signed heads of terms from last summer.   As such the locomotive has now left the Churnet Valley once again for pastures new, and has moved on to the Llangollen Railwa ...

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Moorlander 2017

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Moorlander 2017

For 2017 the Churnet Valley Railway is excited to announce the launch of a brand new dining service, adding another option to its hugely popular “Moorlander” dining trains, all of which offer a scenic journey through Staffordshire’s hidden valley whilst sitting back to enjoy full waitress on-board the line's ...

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Winter Steam Gala 2017

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Winter Steam Gala 2017

The Churnet Valley is planning to once again host its popular annual Winter Steam Gala over the weekend of 25/26 February 2017, with services operating between Froghall and Leekbrook and up on to the steeply graded Cauldon Lowe branch to Ipstones Loop. The section of line from Leekbrook Junction to Ipstone ...

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Star Returns Home

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Star Returns Home

Following a busy 2016, USATC S160 no. 6046 is due to return home to the Churnet Valley Railway on 27th December ahead of operating the final trains of the operating season over the New Year's weekend. Returned to traffic in February, following completion of cylinder repairs, 6046 proved the star attraction at the hugely succesful Winter Steam Gala that kicked off the CVR's op ...

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