It all started in 1977…
On 1st June 2017 the Nene Valley Railway celebrates 40 years since it’s opening.
A single day certainly wasn’t going to be enough to celebrate four decades of railway preservation, so members of the railway have put together a remarkable year long program of events to offer everybody the chance to celebrate with them.
The first special event to be confirmed will be held on the 25th 26th February. This marks the withdrawal from service of the amazing Bulleid designed Express passenger Locomotives two of these massive Locomotives will becoming together for the first time:
The first … ’92 Squadron’ is fresh from an extended rebuild at the railway only mgaining it’s certificate to run in January this year.
92 as it is fondly known will be teamed with ‘Sir Keith Park’ visiting the NVR for the first time ever.
The good news for spectators, is that fares for this extraordinary happening will be no different from any standard steaming weekend… Adults £16 Seniors (over 60) £13 and Children (3 to 16) £8
The second event to be fully confirmed will be held from the 2nd to the 4th June. Steam Locomotive ‘Royal Scot’ will be joined by one of the Legendary Twin engine ‘Deltic’ diesels: ‘Royal Scots Grey’ running in disguise as lost Loco ‘Ballymoss’.
Details are still being finalised , but already planned and taking bookings are Evening Fish and chip trains at £25 per person and opportunities for the public to buy driver experiences on either of the Locomotives.
More details email or call Jerry 0178-0 784444
Businesses are invited to join in a celebration of eco achievements at the annual national Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, held at Peterborough’s Kingsgate Conference Centre on Tuesday 21st February, starting at 5.30pm.
This event brings together both existing members and non-members of the iiE green accreditation scheme to celebrate the achievements of those businesses already part of the scheme, and provides a fantastic insight for non-members to discover more about iiE.
April Sotomayor, Business Support Officer at iiE explains: “For businesses that are looking to improve their eco credentials and are interested in becoming an iiE member, the awards are a great opportunity to hear first-hand from current members about their green achievements through networking and testimonials.”
The not-for-profit iiE accreditation is unique because businesses must achieve a minimum 2% improvement (where possible) in resource efficiency over an agreed baseline figure to secure green accreditation. Other criteria include having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, calculating carbon footprint and setting targets for carbon reduction.
iiE member businesses can secure Bronze, Silver or the highest level of Green accreditation, plus at the Awards it will be announced who has won further awards – such as ‘Best Green Champion’ and ‘Overall Achiever’.
Prior to the presentation of the awards, there will be a networking opportunity for businesses to promote their services. There will be a showcase of green products and services to inspire attendees in environmental best practice, with innovative green initiatives.
To register your place at this year’s Awards please RSVP by 10th February to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join in the conversation online with #iiEAwards. For more information and to book online, visit the website at https://www.iie.uk.com/events/iieawards/