Development News

The re-development of the site is under way.
The new Brewster Centre now has a roof and looks quite impressive.  We have re-opened part of the original museum to give visitors an insight into the history of the CVR.

The Miniature Railway has re-opened a section of track, this will eventually be a much longer line.

Work on the new roadway and entrance is also taking place

Diesel Gala 24th March

We started our 2018 season with a Diesel Gala, the first for a while.

Services during the day were provided by our two class 03s - D2041 and D2184, 121 Bubble
Car and the 141 Pacer - the first time this has worked for some time.

Building Update

Over the last few months work has started on our Heritage Lottery Funded project.

The new entrance road layout has been started, it couldn't progress until UK Power had removed the overhead power lines - these are now resited underground.

Once the road is done construction can start on the new reception building.

The area for the Cubitt Skills Centre is being cleared and the Miniature Railway has been dismantled to make way for all the work but  will be re-instated in a new layout.  

Work on the new museum building, the Brewster Centre , has also started.

Paw Patrol Visit

Chase and Marshall from children's programme Paw Patrol made their first visit to the Colne Valley Railway on 10th September.
Lots of children came to see these larger than life heroes.

Travel Fair

We were represented at a travel fair held at USAF Lakenheath recently.  It was very busy and a good opportunity to promote our forthcoming Day Out With Thomas event


Bank Holiday Sunday saw our Annual Bus Rally take place.

An assortment of vehicles gathered in brilliant sunshine including this 1950 Bristol and a selection of LT buses.


This week that should see several engine movements - starting with the arrival of a certain little blue engine Wednesday morning. A class 08 then left us

Thomas will be running on 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th June

Keep watching for news of the next arrival