2011 – Current: The NVR goods train in action

This section is dedicated to images of the NVR goods train after the formation of the Wagon Group (in October 2011). It is hoped that the photographs in this section will act as a record of the development of the goods rake over time.

Most recent images are at the top. Additional photographic contributions are always welcome, will be credited and can be sent via e-mail to nvrblog(at)hotmail.co.uk (Replace (at) with @)


The NVR Volunteers get the Black 5 ready October 2015October 2015: LMS ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 45337 is captured shunting the goods stock at Peterborough (Nene Valley) station. Image courtesy of Brian Pearce (C)


The NVR Volunteers get the Black 5 ready October 2015 9October 2015: The freight train is seen to good effect at the western end of Peterborough (Nene Valley) station, as 45337 shunts in preparation for the Autumn 2015 steam gala. Image courtesy of Brian Pearce (C)


150223 IMG_-245.CR2February 2015: LNER ‘D49’ Class 4-4-0 62712 “Morayshire” hauls a short ‘pick up goods’ towards Wansford, viewed from the lesser-photographed north side of the river crossing. Image courtesy of Roger Gurney (C)


150223 IMG_-239.CR2February 2015: “Morayshire” passes Wansford signal box in the last of the setting sunlight. Image courtesy of Roger Gurney (C)


150223 IMG_-258.CR2February 2015: “Morayshire” rumbles over the Great North Road crossing with its local goods train in an almost timeless scene working ‘wrong line’, perhaps due to an engineering blockade… Image courtesy of Roger Gurney (C)


150221 IMG_-088.CR2February 2015: 0-6-0ST No.1982 “Ring Haw”, visiting from the North Norfolk railway, exits Wansford tunnel only a few miles from its former industrial home at Nassington ironstone quarries with a short rake of wagons. Image courtesy of Roger Gurney (C)


140314 NVR 001[1]14th March 2014: BR ‘Standard’ 5MT No.73050 heads east with a short goods train in an atmospheric shot that could so easily be the 1950’s… but was actually taken 60 years later, during a “Steam Freight” driving and shunting experience course. Image courtesy of Roger Gurney (C)


140314 NVR Driving Course 023a14th March 2014: 73050 simmers during a quiet lunchtime at Wansford station, between duties on the driving course.


4141 Freight Orton Mere 23022013 Chris Kempster28th September 2013: GWR ‘Large Prairie’ 2-6-2T, visiting from the Epping Ongar Railway for the NVR Autumn Steam Gala, approaches Orton Mere station. In the background, a brakevan shuttle for the Fletton branch heads towards Longueville Junction, where the branch to the East Coast Main Line diverges from the main NVR running line. Image courtesy of Chris Kempster (C)


22nd September 2012: The 2012 Autumn steam gala of 22nd and 23rd September hosted special visitors ‘A1’ 60163 “Tornado” and ‘A4’ 4464 “Bittern”. Fowler ‘4F’ 44422 makes a smart sight at Wansford station. Image courtesy of John Caine (C)


22nd September 2012: 44422 sets out towards Peterborough. Image courtesy of Chris Kempster (C)


22nd September 2012: 44422 with wagons to the fore. Image courtesy of John Caine (C)


11th September 2011: “East Meets West” gala featuring special guest locomotives 71000 “Duke of Gloucester” and 4936 “Kinlet Hall”. Newly-rebuilt brake van B953944 was released into traffic for the first time at this event, and is seen here with the goods train at Peterborough Nene Valley station after being hauled there by BR Standard ‘5MT’ 73050. The ‘Lowmac’ and two vans nearest the brake van are Civil Engineering vehicles added to the rake especially for this event; otherwise the train represents the NVR demonstration goods train before the Wagon Group started work…