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Omaha The Rainbow, Just In Time For Christmas

04/11/2019 (2 years ago)   Events

The Churnet Valley Railway is happy to announce that, following agreement with Dartmouth Steam Railway and Peter Best, S160 no. 2253 “Omaha” will be staying in Staffordshire until the New Year. 

In 2017 the CVR and DSR signed a deal that would see a Paignton locomotive visit Cheddleton for 3 winters. With 4555’s undergoing overhaul and with the blessing of Pete Best, the locomotives’s owner, 2253 will take up residence in place of the small prairie.

She is booked to operate all post-Christmas Winter Warmers to Ipstones which, for this time of year only, will feature two round trips along the Cauldon branch compared to the usual single trip that’s been operated throughout 2019 and early 2020.  

If you wish to come and avoid the traditional TV repeats and excess turkey at home, then there is no better way than our 20 mile return trip between Froghall and Ipstones. Tickets are available to book now online, with a discount available for online bookings.