Steam power in spotlight at successful train gala

Steam Gala Day at Nene Valley Railway at Wansford Reunion trip for ex-railwaymen who worked at the New England Motive Power Depot - they all went for a trip on the NVR steam train.  Charles Swift and Carl Lambert aboard  the City of Peterborough locomotive EMN-150222-170518009
Steam Gala Day at Nene Valley Railway at Wansford Reunion trip for ex-railwaymen who worked at the New England Motive Power Depot - they all went for a trip on the NVR steam train. Charles Swift and Carl Lambert aboard the City of Peterborough locomotive EMN-150222-170518009

Dozens of former Peterborough railway workers were taken back in time at a reunion at the Nene Valley Railway Steam Gala this weekend.

More than 60 former staff at the New England Depot attended the reunion on Sunday, telling stories of the golden age of steam trains.

There was also the chance for families to see the huge locomotives up close, and take a ride on some of the trains.

Jerry Thurston, from Nene Valley Railway, said: “It was an absolutely brilliant weekend for everyone involved.

“The gala was a great start to the year for Nene Valley Railway. It was well attended all weekend.”