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Branchline Weekend

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 27, 2018

Branchline Weeknd

A weekend of steam and diesel celebrating the life of branchlines in Northamptonshire. Travel along the mile and half of running line on a mixture of locomotives from heritage diesel to classic steam loco’s.

Watch demonstration freight trains pass through Pitsford and Brampton Station and working down at Pitsford Sidings throughout the weekend.

Locos

0-6-0 - "6430"

0-6-0 - "6430"

Visiting with thanks to Llangollen Railway

6430 is a push-pull fitted 0-6-0 pannier tank of GWR origin, built at Swindon in 1937 as part of lot no. 305. The class spent their lives working many of the minor branch lines on the former GWR system, particularly the South Wales valleys, and were fitted for auto-train working.

BR Class 47 47205

BR Class 47 47205

The Class 47 is a Brush design and 47205 is one of 512 examples built between 1962 and 1968. It is a class that has proven to be a very successful mixed traffic diesel locomotive.

 

 

BR Class 31 31289

BR Class 31 31289

31289 was built in 1961 by Brush Engineering, Loughborough, as part of an order generated by the modernisation plan of 1955.

 

Other attractions this weekend include:

  • Freight trains – running through Pitsford and Brampton Station to Pitsford Sidings regularly throughout the day.
  • Signal Box Visits – See how the signal box works.
  • Workshop Tours
  • Souvenir Shop

    • Full of 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s nostalgia, our souvenir shop stocks gifts and souvenirs that remind us of a bygone age as well as a wide range of toys.
  • Platform 3 Buffet

    • What better than to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee from our buffet coach? Hot and Cold snacks and ice creams are also available.
  • The Emporium and The Shed

    • Second-hand books, DVDs, CDs records and jigsaws in The Emporium and bric-a-brac in The Shed, all at bargain prices. (Open most Sundays and events according to volunteer availability)
  • Facilities at the Railway

    • Free Parking is available and toilets are located on the station platform. This includes a ramp giving access to baby changing and disabled toilet facilities.
  • Brampton Valley Way

    • Take a walk along the Brampton Valley Way a 14-mile linear park through the Northamptonshire countryside. A fairly level footpath and cycle path from Northampton to Market Harborough – suitable for all ages.

We are finalising the timetable for this weekend check back closer to the day for full details.

Fares

No booking is required for Normal Running Days. Tickets are bought on arrival from the Booking Office/Souvenir Shop

Ticket Type Price
Adult TBC
Seniors (60+) TBC
Children (2-16) TBC
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) TBC
Children under 2 FREE
Platform Ticket
(Access to platform only)
TBC
HRA Passes and Membership Passes are not valid for all trains today
Groups/Parties of 10 or more receive 10% discount

Details

Date:
August 27
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Northampton & Lamport Railway
Phone:
01604 820327 (Sundays only 10-4)
Email:
enquiries@nlr.org.uk
Website:
www.nlr.org.uk

Venue

Northampton and Lamport Railway
Pitsford and Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton
Northampton, Northamptonshire NN6 8BA United Kingdom
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Website:
www.nlr.org.uk