125 Heritage are a group of volunteers based at the
Colne Valley Railway in Essex. We are passionate about the Inter-city
125 vehicles and the iconic power cars. These were built in the late
1970’s and are credited with saving British Rail who at the time had a
bad reputation. They were a marvel of British engineering but their time
has finally come for them to retire.
Our aim is to preserve and maintain a small fleet of ex British Rail Inter-City 125 vehicles for use at the railway. The vehicles will be used for dining and special running days. The vehicles are air conditioned and there is a full kitchen vehicle which will provide a unique experience for visitors.
125 Heritage have just purchased three power cars and these have now been delivered to the Colne Valley Railway. Our future plans include the development of engineering and maintenance facilities at the Colne Valley Railway to support the fleet.
The Colne Valley Railway is a museum and railway based
at Sible Hedingham in Essex. The railway runs for just less than a mile
long and is built on the trackbed of the old Colne Valley and Halstead
Railway from Chappel and Wakes Colne to Halstead. The site has undergone
changes of ownership but is now in the ownership of the society who have
plans to further develop the site. The railway is operated by volunteers
and new volunteers are always welcome.
Please note: When the railway is not operating there is no public access so please do not visit when the site is closed. Information relating the railway and operating days can be found by clicking the link below.