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[edit]

Founded in 1985 as Museum of World Railways (MWR), it changed its name in 1992.[1] The centre is open only on certain days - Please see volunteers website www.railworld.org.uk [6]

==Exhibits== All requiring extensive work - We have no money we are volunteers 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:

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