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Nene Valley Railway is one of leading international steam attractions in the UK

Based at Wansford Station (The Home of Thomas), and

covering the stations of Overton (for Ferry Meadows),

Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Peterborough.

As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by

its loyal band of volunteers and a thriving attraction for

the public to enjoy all year round. Nene Valley Railway

offers the chance to experience the thrill of riding a

steam engine; learn about the railway’s history; and

explore the picturesque surroundings of the Nene Valley

area, along with hosting a varied variety of experience from which memories can be made and treasured forever.

Wansford station is the headquarters of the Nene Valley Railway & hosts our Turntable Cafe, Gift Shop, Toilets, disabled and child facilities which are

all located in the main station building, other attractions

at Wansford Station include: Garden Railway, Miniature

Railway, model railway & a children’s Thomas themed play

area. Plus a large free car park which has no height

restrictions, so idea for coaches, it is also the station

where most experience board and terminate.

We also host a picnic area at Wansford which is open all

year round & overlooks the River Nene, signal box & all

passing trains. It’s a great location for taking photographs.  


Yarwell Station is the westernmost Station on the Nene Valley

Railway and sits at the edge of the picturesque Northamptonshire countryside adjacent to a tranquil lake. From here it is easy to take a pleasant walk into the nearby villages of Yarwell and Nassington. Approx. 25 min walk.

Overton Station is the gateway to Ferry Meadows Country Park, run by Nene Park Trust. Take a seat in our Tea Room or on the Platform whilst you take in the views. Cream Tea's and warm sausage rolls are our speciality. Overton Station is situated only a few minutes

from the entrance of the

Country Park, visitors can enjoy our visitor centre, children's activity

areas and miniature railway, as well as walks in our meadows, lakes and


Orton Mere Station is an ideal point to either join the train or stop off

at whilst travelling. Within easy walking distance are lakes and the

River Nene, which are ideal for a gentle stroll or for taking photos of

the local bird population. Some Saturdays & Sundays you will also see

model radio controlled boats in action on Osier Lake. Less than five

minutes’ walk takes you to a local sculpture park and rowing lake.

Peterborough Nene Valley Station located next door to Railworld

Wildlife Haven is the end of the line & the start of your return journey, this station is also only a brisk 10 min walk to Peterborough City Cathedral where Catherine of Aragon is buried.  

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