Railway closes for the winter

The 2020 season fizzled out because of the rain and wind on the 31st October when the railway’s management decided it was too wet to carry passengers. However, three VERA members, Nick Owen, Les Kenward and Mick Mills decided to run a ‘last train’ as we do each year. Battling the wind and rain the…

VERA 30th SEPTEMBER WINTER MEETING

THE BLACKPOOL STORY….Part 3 Blay Whitby returns by popular demand to continue his history of Britain’s first electric street tramway – and the only first generation tramway to survive to the present. PLEASE NOTE. Our winter meeting on September 30th will be a little different as instead of being able to hold it in the…

REMEMBERING VERA’s 25th ANNIVERSARY

25 years ago, on 16th September 1995, a group of Volk’s Electric Railway enthusiasts gathered at the Pavilion Theatre and formally established Volk’s Electric Railway Association, affectionately to be known as VERA. Its main aims, then as of now, are to assist and support the railway and to gather artefacts relating to the work of…