Saturday, 30 April 2011


This week J72 Joem left us for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Her final day with us, Monday 25th, saw her working a freight train alongside Castle Donnington No.1 on a passenger train.

The Steam Crews have enjoyed having this loco, and hope it's not another 17 years before she returns!

Peckett 2000 had a test run today and has its first full day of work tomorrow.

Friday, 22 April 2011


Peckett 2000 arrived today from Barrow Hill. This 0-6-0ST used to work at Ipswich sugar beet factory and will be with us for the next few months.

J72 Joem will leave us next Tuesday, looked highly polished in the sun today.

Sunday, 17 April 2011


J72 Joem was 60 years old today. Coming out of Darlington works as no.2151 she was based on a Wilson Worsdell design of 1895. Joem only has 8 more days left at the Colne Valley Railway, we shall be sorry to see her go.

Friday, 8 April 2011


Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April we have our vintage rally, stationary engines, military vehicles, cars, bikes, lorries - a good mix will be in attendance. This year sees the introduction of trade and craft stalls. Gates open at 09.30 both days