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Steam Locomotives

Please note that for the purposes of this page, 'In service' is a general term indicating that the locomotives are not undergoing major repair and are normally available for service. They may not be in service on any specific day because of minor repairs, boiler washouts, not required, etc. Occasionally they may even be on short term loan elsewhere.

B12 4-6-0 - 8572

In service


The B12 is the M&GN societies flagship locomotive. It was built in 1928 to a Great Eastern design, for express passenger services in East Anglia. It was preserved by the M&GN society in 1963. The engine is currently in LNER apple green livery.

For more detailed information consult the B12 page on the M&GN Society website.

Or visit the B12's own website at:
Photograph copyright David Ballard.

B1 4-6-0 - 1306 Mayflower

In service


The North Norfolk Railway is pleased to announce that the iconic locomotive - B1 No. 61306 MAYFLOWER is to join our Railway. We are extremely proud to have achieved this and look forward to operating the B1 on our lovely seaside Railway.

Photograph copyright David Ballard.

4MT 2-6-0 - 76084

In service


76084 was built at Horwich in 1957, as part of an order for British Railways. The engine spent its working life in the North West, initially shedded at Darwen, before moving round and finishing up at Wigan, from where the engine went to Barry scrapyard.

Saved from Barry, the engine was preserved in a garden until moving to Northumberland under the care of Standard 4 Locomotive Group website.

Photo Copyright Douglas Hume

Y7 0-4-0T - 985

In service


The Y7 was built in 1923 as a dock shunting locomotive, hence the small wheelbase to allow for tight curves. The engine worked for the LNER, followed by British Railways until 1952, when it was sold to the National Coal Board.

Photograph copyright Steph Granger.

0-6-0ST - 1700 Wissington

In service


The smallest of the M&GN society locomotives is Wissington, built in 1938 for use on the British Sugar Corporation's railway at Wissington near Downham Market, the engine spent its entire life working there. British Sugar Corporation kindly donated Wissington to the M&GN Society in 1977, the locomotive has recently returned to service and has now returned to the NNR following loan to the Mid Suffolk Light Railway.

For more detailed information consult the Wissington page on the M&GN Society website.

Photo Copyright The Loco Club

LMS Stanier Class 5 - 44767 George Stephenson

Off site on loan


44767 'George Stephenson' is a LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 locomotive that returned to steam in 2010. The locomotive has been undergoing overhaul and will be back in service for the railway's 2014 March Steam Gala.

Photograph copyright Peter Boggis.

0-6-0ST - 1982 Ring Haw

In service


Ring Haw is a Hunslet saddle tank, built in Leeds in 1940 for use at Nassington Quarry. It spent its entire working life at the quarry before moving to the NNR in 1970.

The locomotive is owned by the NNR, and is currently in lined green livery.

Photograph copyright David Ballard.

9F 2-10-0 - 92203 Black Prince

In service


92203 was built in 1959 by British Railways, and allocated to heavy iron ore trains on Merseyside. The engine was withdrawn in 1967 and purchased by David Shepherd, who named the locomotive Black Prince.

92203 is on an extended loan to the North Norfolk Railway, and painted in BR black livery

Photograph copyright George Aldridge.

WD 2-10-0 - 90775

Undergoing major overhaul


WD 90775 was built at Glasgow in 1943 as part of an order for the Ministry of Supply. The engine from new was sent abroad to work, and never worked for British Railways. The locomotive was repatriated for preservation in 1984, and has been working on the NNR since 2003. It was purchased by the M&GN society in 2006.

90775 is currently out of service awaiting a major overhaul. The engine is numbered 90775, as the last British Railways engine of the same design was numbered 90774.

For more detailed information consult the WD page on the M&GN Society website.

Photograph copyright Ben Boggis.