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TRACKS & TRENCHES
RAILWAYS IN THE GREAT WAR

Tracks & Trenches is a brand new event for our 2017 special events programme.

With the 100th anniversaries of the First World War well underway across the nation, The North Norfolk Railway would like to take the opportunity to highlight and commemorate the important involvement of the railways during this world- wide conflict 1914-1918.

Tracks & Trenches: Railways in the Great War is a Free Entry* event being held at Holt & Weybourne Railway Stations on the 24th and 25th June 2017.

(Please note, there is NO parking available at Weybourne, so why not park at Holt and hop on the train?

*Standard travel prices apply.

WHAT TO SEE...

Tracks & Trenches will offer a fascinating journey into the trials, tribulations and successes of the railways during the Great War, from transporting the troops and supplies to the front, getting the post through from home, to producing millions of munitions at railway works up and down the country.

See, Hear and Feel.

Step back in time and discover what life was like during the First World War.

Explore the military encampments to find out how soldiers lived and trained behind the lines, visit the Railway Cottage where the constant threat of the 'telegram' looms, and take a walk through the trench experience where you will be thrown into the conditions of the front line.

Take a trip through the Local Zone and discover some of the excellent Great War projects taking place here in Norfolk.

Discover the visiting narrow gauge Trench Railway as used in the theatres of war.

 

Hop on board to Weybourne...

Take our regular steam service to Weybourne to continue your exploration into the First World War.

Visit the Y14 locomotive as women cleaners prepare it for its journey to the battlefields in Flanders. 43 Y14 Class locomotives were sent away to the war, and all returned, with only one being scrapped due to damage caused.

What did you do in the War, Mummy! – From the factory floor to the footplate, find out how the women of Britain took the place of the railwaymen who were away fighting.

All this and more at

Tracks & Trenches

Railways in the Great War.