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The New G&T: Gins & Trains!

Following its successful debut in 2016, preparations are well under way for the return of a popular event at the Churnet Valley Railway. G&T prepares to take on a whole new meaning once again over the bank holiday weekend 25th to 28th August, for the 4-day Gins & Trains festival. A unique opportunity to sample from a selection of nearly ...

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Churnet Valley to Host Final Steamings for Hercules Locomotive

Churnet Valley Railway has announced that an agreement has been reached with the Dartmouth Steam Railway in Devon for the Locomotive former GWR 42XX no. 4277 “Hercules” for it’s final journeys. The local station will host the locomotive from mid-October until February 2018, but 4277 is nearing the end of her current 10-Year Boiler certificate, and will therefore be seeing out her final ...

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Churnet Railway’s 2017 Gala Expanded to 3 Days

Churnet Valley Railway’s annual summer “Anything Goes” gala, expanded to a 3-day event for 2017, is celebrating the line’s 25th Anniversary Year, running from the 23rd to 25th June with a variety of attractions available for visitors to see. An addition to this summer event is the CVR’s first ever Cider Festival. Following on from the hugely popular Rail Ale ...

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Churnet Valley on the way to Fundraising Success

The Churnet Valley Railway’s bid to raise £75,000 in just 3 months has made a flying start with just over half of the funds raised in a little under 3 weeks! The funds are being raised in order to complete the purchase of Cheddleton Station. The Victorian building at Cheddleton has been home to the preservationists since 1974, and the money ...

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Churnet Valley Railway introduces Brunch Dining Experience

Churnet Valley Railways has announced for 2017, the launch of a brand new dining service, adding another option to its hugely popular “Moorlander” dining trains, all of which offer a scenic journey through Staffordshire’s hidden valley whilst sitting back to enjoy full waitress on-board the line’s dedicated dining coach “Diana”. Making it’s first departure from Kingsley & Froghall station on Saturday ...

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Churnet Valley Winter Steam Gala 2017

Churnet Valley Steam Gala

Churnet Valley is planning to once again host its popular annual Winter Steam Gala over the weekend of 25/26 February 2017, with services operating between Froghall and Leekbrook and up on to the steeply graded Cauldon Lowe branch to Ipstones Loop. The section of line from Leekbrook Junction to Ipstones Loop offers over 4 miles of 1 in 40 – ...

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Santa Comes to Churnet Valley Railway

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, Santa Claus is coming to Churnet Valley Railway, just in time to whistle the start of their “Santa & Steam” event! The stations have been transformed, the present have been wrapped, climbing aboard the Santa Special is a great way to start off this year’s festive season. With the toasty warm garland ...

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Little Switzerland’s Oktoberfest

Prost!  The Churnet Valley Railway is getting ready for a brand new event on the line, with Little Switzerland’s first Oktoberfest as Bavarian Culture is brought to the valley. Providing something different from a traditional beer festival, the Churnet Railway is delighted to announce that it has been able to source five of the six official Oktoberfest beers for this ...

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1940s nostalgia lined up with War in the Valley 2016

  The Churnet Valley Railway is getting ready for another nostalgic journey, as Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland gets transported back to the 1940s for one of the line’s biggest crowd-pullers – the annual war event which takes place for the 18th consecutive year over the weekend of 10th & 11th of September. Rebranded for 2016 as “War in the Valley”, the ...

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