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Mixed Traffic Gala 18





If you have been looking forward to this year’s annual Diesel Gala you may have become aware that we have been a little slower than usual with updates on locomotive confirmations and attractions. We can assure you this hasn’t been down to a lack of effort from our event organisers, but there have been a number of difficulties regarding the availability of both visiting locomotives and our home fleet. If you are a follower of our diesel fleet you will likely already know that the Class 03, 31 and 37 locomotives are still undergoing major overhauls which has reduced the number of locomotives that we can field. Due to this, we have made the decision for this year to operate a Mixed Traction Gala to ensure we can still provide an interesting and varied event.

We are excited to be able to announce the guests and attractions for this year’s Gala.

Our special guest for this is Class 42 “Warship” D832 ‘Onslaught’, courtesy of the Bury Hydraulic Group. In addition, our friends at Direct Rail Services have very kindly agreed to provide a locomotive (identity not yet known) and long-term visitor Class 20 20227 newly named ‘Sherlock Holmes’ will be the third diesel loco. Supporting this will be the railway’s Class 101 DMU in its hybrid ‘blue/green’ liveries.

Adding further interest is Class 08 D3935. After more than 6 years out of traffic for a major overhaul, the “Gronk” will be officially re-launched into service with a special daily round trip from Weybourne to Holt and back. Our shunting locomotives are usually kept within station limits but for this Gala we are excited to offer an outing on the running line. The inaugural journey on the Friday will be a special celebratory run, with a glass of Prosecco included for each lucky special ticket holder. Tickets for this exclusive service will be available from our online shop soon for a £5.00 supplement per person.

Making this a truly mixed traffic gala will be the appearance of 2 steam locos, 9F, 92203 ‘Black Prince’ and Standard 4, 76084 both steam and diesel locos will be operating a mixture of passenger and non-passenger trains, including our new parcels services throughout the three-day event.

If one shunter wasn’t enough, we give you a second! Class 11, 12131 which will be available for hauling at selected times throughout the weekend within station limits.

New for this year we are throwing open the doors for guided tours around the Weybourne works. During the tour you will get a chance to see our machine shop, carriage and wagon department, the loco running shed and our ever growing boiler shop. Be sure to bring your cameras and join us for an informative talk and tour at regular intervals throughout the weekend. Shed tours will be free entry for anyone with an event ticket and £5.00 for those without.

Our Restaurant Buffet car will be offering a selection of hot and cold snacks including the ever popular ‘All day Breakfast’. If you require something a little stronger, be sure to head to the Waiting Room Bar in the platform one waiting room at Sheringham, where a variety of real ale, wine and crisps will be available.

We are offering a special ticket deal this year, 2 days for the price of one which will be on sale from our online shop soon.

Join us for the Mixed Traction Gala on the North Norfolk Railway, between the 15th and 17th June. An intensive timetable will be in operation with lots to see and experience.


Diesel Locomotives

  •  Class 42 “Warship” D832 ‘Onslaught’, courtesy of the Bury Hydraulic Group.

  • Class ??, courtesy of Direct Rail Services, Identity yet to be disclosed

  • Class 20, 20227 - courtesy of The Class 20 Locomotive Society, newly named Sherlock Holmes

  • Class 101 DMU in hybrid blue/green liveries.

  • Class 11 12131, hauling at selected times throughout the weekend within station limits.

  • Class 08, D3935, will be relaunched into traffic after a major overhaul.

Steam Locomotives

  • Class 4MT, 76084, 

  • Class 9F, "Black Prince"


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Start your day with a hearty breakfast, served aboard The North Norfolkman Restaurant Buffet. The buffet service will be in operation for all three days, serving all day breakfasts along with hot and cold refreshments, bottled beers, tea and coffee.


Rolling Stock

Our gala will feature a selection of rolling stock including passenger carriages and goods vehicles. If you wish to travel behind specific rakes please check the timetables closer to the day in order to confirm running times and formations.


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Real Ale at Sheringham

A small bar will be making a welcome return to Sheringham station platform 1 waiting room this year, serving draught local real ales and cider throughout the weekend. 


Steam Services

Our 2018 Mixed Traffic Gala event will feature an impressive array of heritage diesel locomotives along with two steam locomotives daily.



Fares are per day but don't forget, a single day ticket will allow any two days of travel over the Mixed Traffic Gala!

Ticket Type


On Day

Adult Rover 1 Day



Senior Rover 1 Day



Child Rover 1 Day



Family Rover



Please note that only rover tickets will be valid for this event. No half journey or single tickets will be available and no discounts or concessions will be available.

Children under 5 travel free. Family groups consist of two adults and two children only.

Dogs and cycles are charged at £2 each for unlimited travel on that day.

Lineside Photographic Passes

Lineside Passes are available for photographers throughout the year. Click here for details.

Please note that being on the lineside or any non-public place without a lineside pass is trespassing, which is a prosecutable offence on the railways. Checks are made that people on the lineside hold a valid pass. 


How to Book


Call 01263 820800.

Open daily between 10 am and 4 pm.

All major credit and debit cards accepted.

You are able to purchase tickets using our online shop for this event.


Please note that all train services and attractions are subject to amendment or cancellation without notice. The NNR cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.