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Peterborough Rail Festival

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Original price £15.00 - Original price £25.00
Original price
£15.00 - £25.00
Current price £25.00

Join us for a a special gala weekend based around Peterborough and the Nene Valley Railway on September 7/8 2024. This brand-new one-off event for 2024 is being organised by Modern Railways with support from sister publication Hornby Magazine, GB Railfreight and the Nene Valley Railway.

Book your VIP advance unlimited travel tickets for the GB Railfreight Gala Weekend here and get two days of travel, £25 of Key Publishing model and railway specials, a GBRf pin badge and book your slot for access to GBRf's Peterborough Depot all in one ticket!

The gala follows on from Modern Railways’ involvement in charity railtours with CrossCountry over the last two years.

GB Railfreight will be supporting the event and will be providing a range of visiting locomotives to haul trains at the Nene Valley Railway on both days of the gala, giving the opportunity to sample a range of traction types from its fleet. Details of the locomotives to be supplied will be confirmed in due course, but are expected to included examples of Class 47, 60, 66 and 69.

The freight operator will also be offering the opportunity to look behind the scenes at its Peterborough headquarters in a series of pre-booked tours (as a VIP ticket holder you can select your time here).

Other activities planned over the weekend include rail ale trains, live music and a selection of modern image model railway layouts at Wansford station from the Hornby Magazine/Key Model World stable - look out for more information soon.

Plans are in development for a passenger shuttle service to operate between Peterborough main line station and the NVR on Saturday 7 September, with details to be confirmed.

Funds raised from the gala will support the work of the MS Society, which provides support to those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. GB Railfreight will donate funds raised from its site tours to its charity partner Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Modern Railways is grateful for the support of our event partners at GB Railfreight and the Nene Valley Railway for making this one-off event possible.

Find out more about this brand-new one-off event for 2024 here.

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