THE 'BIG' RAILWAYS
We have a massive 140 Ton Pacific Steam Locomotive from the Danish State Railways, DSB 996 under restoration by the NVR Young Members Group, - www.nvr.org.uk/young-members :- Project 996 is driven by the International Railway Preservation Society (IRPS). We also have the unique RTV31. This and our wagons need fund and dedicated teams to restore - Can you help our volunteers?
We have other interesting projects from the 'BIG' RAILWAY, you can see part of the Victorian 'Woodstone' LNWR Locomotive Depot floor. The Locomotive Turntable pit, built by the London and North Western Railway in 1885, has been discovered, there is no steel work left, but visible is the intricate brick work construction.
'Free Access' to this area for NVR/Railworld Ticket holders!
What to see
Young enthusiastic Volunteers are working on the restoration of this Danish Pacific Steam Locomotive - http://irps-wl.org.uk/restoration-projects/international-restoration-projects/996
RTV 31 - Developed by Tracked Hovercraft ltd was to be the next generation of land transport - with no wheels! This vehicle achieved 107 MPH on its Earith, Cambridgeshire test track
Opening Days 2016
Open from 11:00 to 16:00
Children are £2.00 - Concessions are £3.00 and Adults are £4.00 ..
Family Tickets are £10.00 - Two adults and three children
This ex British Railways 21 tonFly Ash Wagon - Is the only survivor of 250wagons specially built to transport Pulverised Fuel Ash from the coal fired Midland Power Stations to fill the Hampton Brick Pits - Thisenabled the Hampton District of Peterboroughto be built.e
Free Access Area - For NVR/Railworld Ticket holders.
Friends of Railworld
Railworld is ideally located to visit Peterborough City Centre and to park for the Nene Valley Railway.
Car Parking is FREE to Railworld/Wildlife Haven visitors.
ALL DAY CAR PARKING - £3.00
Ideal for shopping in town and the Nene Valley Railway.
Car Park Season Tickets
MONTHLY TICKET - £25
Please email Brian on email@example.com
Football Car Parking
Railworld is a short walk to the Peterborough United Football Club's London Road Stadium.
The Car Park has a volunteer steward on match day for added assistance and safety.
We can make you a perfect cup of tea
Our friendly Snack Bar is open for everyone between 11:00-16:00 and besides the relaxing and natural space around to enjoy your cup of tea, it currently provides:
The usual lovely Tea,
A tasty Coffee,
A smooth Hot Chocolate,
Can drinks and Juice
We also have:
Garden Model Railway
Our impressive 'walk around' Garden Railway - Controlled by you with a simple push button - The automated railway, can handle Five Trains running at one time. Over 1600 square feet in size, this was built by volunteers utilizing redundant paving slabs from Peterborough City Centre. The fences surrounding the garden railway was made using donated pallets, one of the bridges - A volunteers bedstead!
Volunteers Bob Clarke and Will Martin created the Garden Railway supported by 'Glendale Junction' of Market Deeping.
Please Note :- If it is WINDY or RAINY we CANNOT run this exhibit
small corner of the Railworld's 350 square feet 'OO' Gauge Model Railway for you to watch and enjoy. We are always looking for new volunteers to control this impressive layout - Please ask one of our team.
Railworld has an Enthusiastic Team of Railway Modellers - Theyat havn buila 350 square feet 'OO' Gauge Model Railway for you to watch and enjoy.nd
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Access to Railworld/Wildlife Haven is through Pleasure Fair Meadow Car Park - PE2 9PB. Pleasure Fair Meadow Car Park is on the A605 - Oundle Road - Just near the East Coast Main Line overhead railway bridge - See signs and turn in to Pleasure Fair Meadow Car Park.
Keep to the left and you'll see the railway viaduct, go through the first arch - Take Care! - Turn sharp right and follow the road round to the Railworld Car Park. Welcome!
GET OUTDOORS - Be inspired at what we can do for Nature.
Since 1995 - Volunteers, companies. groups and individuals have been clearing and contouring the site primarily to create habitat for our native species. The site is now home to over 200 species of flora and fauna.
This area was once a coal storage yard for the Peterborough Power Station, built in the late 40s where ASDA Supermarket is now. It was a derelict area when acquired for Railworld by the Rev. Richard Paten, the idea to create habitat, came from the wildlife havens that Perkins Engines Company Limited had created on their Eastfield site. British Railways had donated 3 sections of Victorian Great Northern Railway aqueduct built in the1840s at Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire. These were installed in the wildlife haven to create an intriguing exciting place for our children to explore and learn about the wonders of nature. Please bring a picnic and enjoy!
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The 'Wildlife Haven' is primarily a habitat creation programme. However its much deeper purpose is to emphasise the important links between "Our Man-made World" and "Our Natural World". We cannot flourish without the benefits of a healthy, properly functioning natural environment; it is the foundation for our very own well-being and a key resource for economic growth and prosperity!
The Globe Hall Environmental Education and Exhibition Centre will be used to "Entertain and Educate" about Environmental Problems/Issues.
The Environmental Centre, with its solar powered 'Globe', took Volunteers 19 years to build! Currently we use the centre to promote the work of the 'Wildlife Trusts' and show films of 'Steam Specials on the Main Line'.
Restoration of the 'Field Study Centre' by Employees from Perkins Engines Company Limited.
Looking towards the highest part of the 'Wildlife Haven'.
The 'North Pointing Arrow' - A project created by Employees from RSA Group on a Team Day.
A Diesel Engine Crankshaft, Piston and Connecting Rod built in 1949!
This unit provided power for the lighting at the London Brick Works at Warboys
A 'Wildlife Haven' path that goes under the converted Victorian Aqueduct rescued from Abbotts Ripton near Huntingdon.
Looking towards the highest point in the 'Wildlife Haven'
A waterfall in the haven - A home for Nature, needs plenty of fresh water, we take rainwater from the Environmental Centre Roof.
This bench was dedicated to Mr & Mrs Jensen - They were great supporters of the 'Wildlife Haven'.
A view from the highest point in the 'Wildlife Haven'
The 'Wishing Well' - Created by employees of Barclays Bank on an Employees Team Day.
A regular resident
The directions to places in our World where the 'Earth Summits' have taken place.
Places to sit and view the delightful River Nene.
An ideal place to sit, relax and view the Delightful River Nene.
These two former railway goods wagons are our 'Field Study Centre' for our schools.
Little ducks on our pond
The Big Waterfall - All stone donated by Castle Cement of Ketton.
Volunteers Bob Harris & Charlie Stevens view the Bellis & Morcom Twin Cylinder Steam Engine of 1916 - Connected to an Electrical Generator.
Youngsters 'Pond Dip' - Looking for 'Creepy Crawlies'
Looking towards the highest part of the Wildlife Haven.
The Stott family enjoy a little 'Pond Dipping'
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