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Special pannier locomotive weekend to be held at Nene Valley Railway this weekend

Nene Valley Railway is holding a commemoration event on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8.

GWR pannier No 6779 was the last pannier class locomotive to be built and leave Swindon works. These locomotives were replaced by the class 14 diesel locomotives also built at Swindon works.

Travel behind pannier 4612 (with thanks to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway) plus a second pannier to be confirmed. One of the visiting panniers will be recreating pannier 6779 with full renumbering and shed plate.

A goods train hauled by pannier engine 6779
A goods train hauled by pannier engine 6779

Visitor attractions include: class 14 No 9520 and 9529, two rakes of Mk 1 coaches, a freight train in operation, double headed services, quad header with panniers and class 14s, trade stands, licensed buffet cars, cafe, gift shop and book shop.

There will be a small additional charge for freight train and brake van rides for visitors with a day rover ticket

Visit nvr.org.uk for tickets and information.

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