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Railworld developed from the Nene Valley Railway (NVR), which opened in 1977. In 1981, NVR urged by its main funder Peterborough Development Corporation to set up a museum working party under the chairmanship of the Rev. Richard Paten. In 1984, Dame Margaret Weston, Director of Science Musuem in London, gave support in principle to an international museum to complement the National Railway Musuem, York.

In 1985, Museum of World Railways (MWR) was formed. However, after set backs the MWR changed its name to Railworld in 1992 (UN Earth Summit year).

The trustees refocused their effort, from past to present and so to promoting habitat creation and sustainable transport.


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