From the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham to the Georgian town of Holt, the North Norfolk Railway runs through the county’s most stunning coastal scenery.

Operated almost entirely by Volunteers from all walks of life, the line is East Anglia’s premier heritage railway.

Steam trains operate daily from April to October*

*See Timetables for additional services and exceptions. 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.

Can you help us to revive Platform 2?

The Railway is mounting an appeal to raise monies to re-instate the demolished Platform 2 building at Sheringham, together with the wall to support the canopy. In due course, another appeal is likely to be held to re-instate the canopy.

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1702, 2020

Mixed Traction Gala – 12th – 14th June 2020

We are also delighted to announce the first two visiting locomotives for our Mixed Traction Gala scheduled for 12th – 14th June. The first will be a member of the DRS fleet, which will join us via the Sheringham level crossing. We are privileged to be supported by DRS for the event, with their locomotives usually busily engaged hauling both freight and passenger trains across the mainline network. The identity of the locomotive will be [...]

1602, 2020

Spring Steam Gala – 27th to 29th March

The railway is pleased to announce the second locomotive that will be attending our Spring Steam Gala from the 27th to 29th March. It is Great Western Railway 42XX class 2-8-0T No 4270 which is visiting thanks to the owners, Icons of Steam and its home railway, the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway. Visitors can also book tickets for evening trains on Friday and Saturday which will include a fish and chip supper. These will [...]

602, 2020

Spring Steam Gala – 27th to 29th March

The railway is delighted to announce the first visiting locomotive that will be attending the Spring Steam Gala. It is Great Western Railway 28XX class 2-8-0 No 2857 that is visiting thanks to our friends at the Severn Valley Railway and its owners, The 2857 Society. It will be joined by locomotives from our home fleet hauling a variety of different trains which will include the BR Suburban set and the LNER Quad-Art set, making [...]



If ever you get chance to sample one of these meals you must go for it. I can’t praise the evening enough. We were pampered incredibly. It felt like we were on the Orient Express. We started at Sheringham, were given our main course on the way up to Holt as the sun was setting in the distance. At Holt we came back and were fed our second course, the main course, back up to Holt we were given our desserts and back down to Sheringham we were given our coffee and mint. Overall the experience was superb.
Flikster, Stoke-on-Trent - September 2019, TripAdvisor
1940’s WEEKEND…
What a brilliant day out. There seemed to be more people in period costume than without! Lots of Steam engines and a frequent service so many people, what an atmosphere! Even our dog was happy. Sheringham was also decked out with unexploded bombs and a crashed Messerschmitt 109 sticking out of a shop!
RoyE, Rutland - August 2019, TripAdvisor
A must if you love steam trains! If we had been in the area for more than a day and a half, we would probably have spent the whole day on the railway and made even better use of our rover tickets. The staff / volunteers were friendly and helpful, both the trains we went on were pulled by steam  and the timetable allowed us time to walk the mile and a quarter from Holt station into the town itself for lunch. Thoroughly recommended!
tweestarbee, Claypole, UK - August 2019, TripAdvisor
It’s raining in North Norfolk: Poppy Line to the rescue! After a few Engine Driver brew teas in the brightly appointed Station Buffet, we gently steamed to Holt with the Black Prince – a mighty engine at that! At Holt, the excitement of uncoupling and re-coupling all steam, commotion, and smoke. An excellent morning out, the rain was forgotten!
Stonechatz, London - September 2019, TripAdvisor
North Norfolk is a great place for a family holiday with a dog and we loved that our dog was made so welcome on the Poppy Line / North Norfolk Railway. We boarded the train in Sherjngham and went to Holt. Stunning views along the way! We walked about 25 minutes into the town of Holt and caught a vintage bus back to the train station. At Holt, there is a railway cottage and a miniature model railway to see.
On the train on the way back, we managed to get ourselves a first class compartment, which was great fun!
LAJAMoo - August 2019, TripAdvisor
Thank you for my first experience on the gin train – it was excellent, everything was wonderful so much better than I expected. It was a brilliant evening and so relaxing. All staff were great and we had are own waitress who told us all about all the different gin’s as we went on our train journey. The Manager Angela came round and spoke to us all and asked if everything was ok. Superb!
Carole99912 - Juy 2019, TripAdvisor