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Railway Event, Sat 28 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

Nene Valley Railway

Nene Valley Railway


Nene Valley Railway

01780 784444


Wansford Station,

Events at this Venue


Travelling Post Office live demonstrations.

Rare demonstration of exchange apparatus to and from moving train.

The NVR is one of the few locations in the UK where the operation of exchanging mail on the move can be performed and you can experience what it was like to be part of "Night Mail". The NVR has a small fleet of Travelling Post Office (TPO) coaches that are used to demonstrate the sorting of mail on the move and the exchange of mail bags, known as pouches, using equipment fixed to the line-side. The NVR currently has a set of line-side exchange equipment located at Sutton Cross, just outside of Wansford station. This was erected in 2000 with the help of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain. A second set of line-side equipment has just been installed at Yarwell thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery's "Awards for All" scheme.

The set of Royal Mail coaches, which operate on various dates at the NVR were built by British Railways between 1959 and 1969, although the railway does have some other TPOs that were built before these dates. One of these, M30272M, built in 1949 is currently undergoing an extensive rebuild.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Apr 2018


See location of Nene Valley Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 092979  Lat: 52.56832 Long: -0.38954

Public transport: From Peterborough station it is a 15 minute walk to Nene Valley Railway.

By Road:
Wansford station is located next to the A1 at Stibbington, 1 mile south of A47, near Peterborough.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Peterborough central station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

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