Railworld

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Railworld Wildlife Haven
Railworld Peterborough.jpg
Railworld's entrance
Established 1985 (1985)[1]
Location England Peterborough, England
Coordinates 52°34′4.50″N 0°14′53.00″W / 52.5679167°N 0.2480556°W / 52.5679167; -0.2480556Coordinates: 52°34′4.50″N 0°14′53.00″W / 52.5679167°N 0.2480556°W / 52.5679167; -0.2480556
Type Charity
Director Brian Pearce[2]
Nearest car park On site[3]
Website Official website
"Railworld Wildlife Haven"[4]

Railworld Wildlife Haven is a charity run place looked after by volunteers for all to enjoy in Peterborough.[5] 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.

Overview

Founded in 1985 as Museum of World Railways (MWR), it changed its name in 1992.[1] The centre is open only on certain days.[6]

Exhibits

All of the exhibits require extensive work. This has to be funded by the charity which is volunteer ran with no core funding.

Alco switcher

Railworld has an American Alco S1 switcher diesel locomotive number 804.[7] It is one of the five locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company for the Steel Company of Wales works at Margam.

Danish Pacific

There is also a Danish Pacific Vauclain compound, DSB No. 996 [8] built by Frichs in the 1950s.

Railworld has two vehicles that are unique:

References

  1. ^ a b History of Railworld
  2. ^ Board of Trustees of Railworld
  3. ^ Railworld - Car Park
  4. ^ Railworld Wildlife Haven
  5. ^ Railworld - official site
  6. ^ Opening times of Railworld
  7. ^ Infos on alco804.synthasite.com Archived 28 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Infos on dsb996.synthasite.com Archived 11 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine

External links

  • Railworld official website
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