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The Season Starts

Our 2017 Season starts on Sunday 2nd April with the Colne Valley at War event.  As it is the Easter We are then open Sunday 9th when our dining train is running - there are still places available, please see website or call for more details.  Easter Holidays we are open Wednesday 5th when Colin the Bear is visiting, then 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th with steam and diesel rides.

Class 47 departure

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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 .


DEMOLITION

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The toilet block on Platform 1 has been demolished to make way for the new Brewster Interpretation building.  Looking from the bridge today it can clearly be seen where the sidings have been removed and the remains of the flattened toilets.

LOTS OF MOVEMENT

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With all the work planned some major shunting has had to take place.   The Newmans siding area has had to be cleared.  This meant re-siting the Travelling Post Office over near the entrance to keep it accessible,  and putting the goods van, Rusty, a works carriage and the old Gresley carriage in other sidings.  
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.