THIS IS A PAL DVD AND WILL NOT PLAY IN THE US OR CANADAEvery railway enthusiast will enjoy the sights and sounds as we take a look at arrivals and departures of both freight and passenger trains at the wonderful Wansford Station - home to the Nene Valley Railway. Filmed in 2001 and 2004 at the diesel gala days, we take a nostalgic view at what it must have been like to be hauled by big and powerful diesel trains of the sixties and seventies. We shall see such locomotives as the Class 40 with its distinctive whistle exhaust tone, known to enthusiasts as 'whistlers', and a Class 55 Deltic known as the 'race horses' of the East Coast Mainline.
The highlight of the 2004 diesel gala weekend was Class 56057 running for the first time in preservation in EWS livery, other locomotives include a visiting Class 66 from GB Rail freight in the Medite Livery and, of course, resident locos and DMUs.
Other interesting features of the station were also filmed including a visit to the loco shed - this and much more can be seen at this wonderful preserved railway.