Northampton & Lamport Railway

Recreating the 1940s experience of life on the Home Front during World War Two

Northampton & Lamport Railway

27th & 28th September 2014

We invite you to visit for our eleventh Railway at War event at Chapel Brampton as we travel back in time to 1940s wartime Britain. Seventy years the   Allies   landed   in  Normandy;  the
D-Day landings had begun.

The railways played a very important part in World War II and the Railway at War event remembers the courage, hardships and endurance of our parents, grandparents and even great grandparents on the Home Front.


Members of the general public are encouraged to attend the event in period dress and many of our visitors wear 1940s civilian clothing or military uniform. Don't forget to bring your gas mask!

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The Local Defence Volunteers, later the Home Guard, were formed on 14th May 1940 following a wireless broadcast by the Minister of War, Anthony Eden.

The local platoon will be carrying out documentation and identity checks on visitors, together with searches for enemy invaders. They will also be mounting a regular guard on the vehicles and munitions stored at the station.


Local schools and youth organisations are encouraged to bring parties of children dressed as evacuees during the weekend.

There will be opportunities to talk to veterans and re-enactors to find out what life was really like during the dark days of World War II.




1940s music and live entertainment will add to the atmosphere each day. We are pleased to welcome the Blitz Sisters and Paul Casper as George Formby back again for 2014.



There will be a number of  civilian and military  vintage vehicles on site during the event. There will also be several displays by re-enactor groups and exhibitors which take place throughout the weekend.



Latest updates on what's happening during the weekend.



Flypast from WW2 Aircraft

Watch this space for further news of our flypast for the 2014 event.


Traders, Re-enactment Groups, Exhibitors and Vehicles...

Bookings for Traders, Re-enactment Groups, Exhibitors and Vehicle Owners are invited for this year. Please email us if you would like a booking form. The closing date for applications is 31st August 2014.

The Railway at War 40s Weekend is a two-day event (Saturday and Sunday), with camping available for traders, exhibitors, re-enactors and vehicle owners on the Friday and Saturday night. For booking forms and all enquiries please email

Advanced booking is not necessary for members of the public wishing to attend the Railway at War event. Tickets my be purchased at the gate on the day.

 Open: 10.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.00pm

Admission: Adult 10.00, Child 5.00, Senior Citizen 8, Family (2+2) 25 all inclusive of two train rides
(No other concessions are offered)

Heritage Railway Association (HRA) Inter-Rail passes are NOT VALID on any services during this "special event".

NLR Member Access: Free site access to this event is restricted to those members holding a "Staff Identity Card" i.e. working volunteer members who will be actively involved in the operation of the railway.


Last Amended: 16-Apr-2014

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