Latest News- 21st September 2017
"The North Norfolk Railway announced the sad news of the death of longtime friend David Shepherd CBE
It is the end of an era. A great man who will forever be credited as one of this country’s greatest pioneers of railway preservation. And in so doing brought pleasure to hundreds of thousands of people.
David first brought his beloved Black Prince to Norfolk over ten years ago. He loved the railway and the staff and volunteers loved him. With the coming of Black Prince came a turning point in the railway fortunes. With David’s support and the immense popularity of both him and the engine visitors came from all over the country to see them.
Built for British Railways in 1959 David bought the engine in 1967, after a sell-out art exhibition in New York. Having owned her for just under fifty years when the time came the North Norfolk Railway became the new custodians. Black Prince will always be known as David Shepherd’s engine and she will welcome visitors to North Norfolk for many years to come, never forgetting that had it not been for David, the country would have been deprived on a wonderful example of British engineering at its best.
Our thoughts are with David’s wife Avril, their four daughters and all their families at this sad time."
Julian Birley BEM
NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY PLC
Latest News- 20th September 2017
Our next special event here on the North Norfolk Railway will be Halloween Week 21st - 29th October. The Grisly grotto will be open daily at Weybourne, plus special evening spooky trains on Friday 27th, departing Sheringham at 5pm for younger children and then 8pm where we will be ramping up the scares for adults and older children. We dare you to ride the Spooks Express.
Latest News- 21st August 2017
We are pleased to announce that our Santa Specials tickets are now on sale.
Visit our online SHOP or contact the General Office on 01263 820 800 to book your tickets.
Santa Specials sell out quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.