Volunteers steaming ahead for new season at Railworld attraction

Railworld and The Wildlife Haven site are 30 years old: Brian Pearce with one of their old steam engines which is being restored. EMN-150501-161745009

Railworld and The Wildlife Haven site are 30 years old: Brian Pearce with one of their old steam engines which is being restored. EMN-150501-161745009

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Peterborough’s Railworld tourist attraction is closed for winter, its army of dedicated volunteers are still active, working away to improve the facility.

A number of volunteers are extending the Garden Railway while others will be working on the wildlife haven/habitat and keeping the outside area litter free, at the attraction just off the Oundle Road.

Indoor model railway at Railworld with modelmaker Bob Clarke. EMN-150501-160921009

Indoor model railway at Railworld with modelmaker Bob Clarke. EMN-150501-160921009

It’s a far cry from its creation 30 years ago, pictured below left.

Members of Railworld’s new group FACET will be actively improving and planting the March/Cambridge Line railway embankment at the site.

They are also building the Railworld variable speed Wind Tunnel.

Here, visitors will able to control the storm force winds to drive a wind turbine and see how it generates electricity.

More about Railworld and the Wildlife Haven.