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Railwatch 084 - June 2000

Steam power

Following the Railwatch 83 report about integrating preserved railways back into the network, it appears there is growing pressure on the Nene Valley Railway at Peterborough to take on a local transport role, in some sort of partnership.

A long-standing ?Crescent Link? plan exists to enable Nene Valley trains to reach the west side of Peterborough station by building a short chord line.

Railworld, which is also at Peterborough and is supported by RDS, has been granted ?£40,000 to allow it to develop further. Railworld is open to the public and aims to build a new showcase exhibition building as well as a conference centre and a rail-integrated transport theme park.

The present exhibitions include Rail and the Environment, a small rail industry showcase and a Global Rail Travel display, in association with Leisurerail. More details: Richard Paten, Director, Railworld, Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 9NR.

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