Class 47 47771 owned by the Class 47 Restoration Project left the Colne Valley Railway today for Hampshire.
Quite an impressive site with a total weight of around 200 tonnes.
It took the scenic route through Halstead, I imagine a lot of motorists were surprised seeing this .
Monday, 20 March 2017
Friday, 3 March 2017
Once the tracks were clear a gang of volunteers dismantled the track and stored it.
Lots more work will be done in this area over the coming months.
Friday, 20 January 2017
A crew spent two days on site this week filming a documentary
(unfortunately can't say what)
Interesting seeing the carriages go under cover, and the attention to detail was superb.
WD190 in the evening - this was a static shoot, staged mainly for the steam and very effective it was too.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Following fears that the Colne Valley Railway would have to leave its site at Castle Hedingham, we can announce that we have been successful in purchasing the current site with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and our future is now secure. This also enables us to construct better facilities such as a new entrance & reception buildings, interpretation centre and workshops
We are preparing for our first Santa Specials this weekend and will be releasing further information about these enhancements in the new year
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Essex Fire Service held a training exercise one evening. A fire was staged in the sleeping car, complete with bodies and there were live victims in another train. Appliances attended from Sible Hedingham, Wethersfield, Halstead and Thaxted