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Filming

Location Services

The NNR is a superb location for film and television productions, and advertising photo-shoots.

Repeat business demonstrates the value of the North Norfolk Railway as a location. To discuss your requirements please contact the General Manager using the details below.

North Norfolk Railway plc,
Sheringham Station,
Station Approach,
Sheringham,
Norfolk,
NR26 8RA  

Telephone:  

+44 (0)1263 820800

Fax:

+44 (0)1263 820801

 E-mail:  

enquiries@nnrailway.co.uk

Sheringham Station

Sheringham station can represent any era from the Victorian, through Edwardian to the 1960's and has been successfully filmed as both a through station and as a terminus.

A large car park is adjacent to the station at Sheringham, together with two large public rooms within a 100 yards, which have been regularly used to house the costumes and provide changing facilities for the cast.

Weybourne Station

Weybourne station is a picturesque rural station typical of the last century.
This station was the location of Love on a Branch Line starring Leslie Phillips as well as featuring in Dad's Army and the Inspector Alleyne series, amongst many others.

We also have a small lineside halt at Kelling Park.

Holt Station

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Holt station is a quiet country station, complete with a goods shed and small good yard. The meticulously rebuilt station buildings and the isolated location of this station allow for a real atmosphere of times gone by.

Facilities are available for storing costumes and equipment and also providing a changing area for the cast. Ample car parking is available on site.

All three stations have traditional signalling, together with period waiting rooms and all the other features that go to produce the ambience you require for your production.

Steam Locomotives Include:

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Historic steam locomotives based on the line range from small, industrial locomotives through large, heavy freight locomotives to express passenger engines, suiting eras from Victorian through to the 1960s. In addition visiting steam locomotives can often be hired in from other railways.

Diesel Locomotives & Units Include:

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Several heritage mainline diesel locomotives are based on the railway, along with a number of diesel units, representing the 1950s to 1970s era of rail travel.

Carriages Include:

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Our coaching stock ranges from a small vintage train of Victorian wooden-bodied vehicles through our teak suburban carriages of the 1920s and 1930s through to more modern carriages used by British Railways from the 1950s until the 1970s. Goods or parcels wagons are also available to form a complete train or to attach to passenger trains.

Scenic Features Include:

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Scene features along the railway include heathland, woods, cuttings, a gated crossing, a bridge over main road together with road and track bridges over railway. The railway runs alongside a golf links and there are also good sea views along much of the line. Also, as we are in the 'bumpy' part of Norfolk, we can also manage hills!

Available Options

Whatever the size of your production or budget, we can help.

A whole range of filming options exist on the railway, from an afternoon fashion catalogue stills shoot with no train, to several days filming with specially hired-in steam locomotives and carriages.

If you are looking to re-create a particular period, we can advise on the type and availability of locomotives and carriages from all over the UK, not just the NNR.

If you are interested in filming any aspect of our railway please get in touch using the details at the top of this page. Our staff will be more than happy to discuss suitable options with you.

Previous Productions

Some of the productions previously filmed on the North Norfolk Railway include:

A documentary for the BBC, The Reel History of Britain

The Sherlock Holmes series, starring Ian Richardson, which was shown in the spring of 2001.

All The King's Men, starring David Jason.

The filming of the Lost Prince took place at Weybourne, complete with armoured train, Gina McKee, and about 100 other stars, extras and technicians.

Love on a Branch Line starring Leslie Phillips was filmed at Weybourne. This station has also appeared in Dad's Army, Hi-Di-Hi and the Inspector Alleyn series.

The railway is also available for the shooting of stills and music videos. Recent users of the railway's facilities have been the magazines Scene Scania and the Norfolk Monthly.