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Railworld, Peterborough

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Railworld Wildlife Haven is a charity run place looked after by volunteers for all to enjoy in Peterborough. It is located beside the Peterborough Nene Valley railway station, but it is a separate organisation. Railworld has model railways, a nature haven and other exhibits.OverviewFounded in 1985 as Museum of World Railways, it changed its name in 1992. The centre is open only on certain days - Please see volunteers website www.railworld.org.ukExhibitsAll of the exhibits require extensive work. This has to be funded by the charity which is volunteer ran with no core funding. Alco switcherRailworld has an American Alco S1 switcher diesel locomotive number 804. It is one of the five locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company for the Steel Company of Wales works at Margam.Danish PacificThere is also a Danish Pacific Vauclain compound, DSB No. 996 built by Frichs in the 1950s.Railworld has two vehicles that are unique: Tracked Hovercraft's RTV 31. The Birmingham AirRail Link Maglev vehicle (the only one that people can see and enter).
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  • We brought our two youg gransons for a visit on Sunday, we were astounded as to how much there was to do, Hubby had to go and get a pinic from the local tescos as the boys didnt want to leave, this is...  more »
  • A bit of a work in progress this place, nature trail is very good, for younger children this would be ideal with a garden railway, large model railway and smaller layout that children can control the ...  more »
  • We visited Railworld and had a wonderful time. The slightly odd mixture of a nature reserve and railways is beautifully combined. Ours boys (8 and 3) loved the outside model railway, and enjoyed explo...  more »

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