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NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY – THE 40s WEEKEND

North Norfolk Railway 40s Weekend – 19th/20th September 2020. The North Norfolk Railway has staged the extremely popular 1940s event in mid-September for the past 25 years. During this time the event has grown in popularity with visitor numbers now reaching in the region of 40,000 over the weekend. Many of these come from all over the country to experience this highly-rated weekend event bringing welcome late season income to the towns of Sheringham and Holt. This year coronavirus has caused unprecedented actions with so many major events having to be cancelled or postponed. Regrettably the North Norfolk Railway along [...]

Events Update – May 2020

Due to the continuing closure of all tourist attractions including heritage railways, the Railway is sorry to announce the cancellation of further planned events. These include the Dads' Army Live! weekend that was due to take place on the 24 / 25th May, the Day Out With Thomas weekend on the 29 - 31 May, the Mixed Traction Gala on the 12 - 14 June, the Bus Rally on the 4 July, Vintage Transport Day on the 5 July, the Beer Festival on the 17 - 19 July and the Autumn Steam Gala due to be held on the 4 [...]

NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY COVID-19 EMERGENCY APPEAL

Over the past few weeks the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted businesses very severely. No corner of our lives seems untouched or immune to its effects – this includes the Heritage Railway Movement.  Following Government instructions we have had to close the railway and we do not know when we will be permitted to reopen. This is hitting the North Norfolk Railway particularly hard coming at the start of our season.   Although there are Government initiatives in place to soften the blow, these are slow in coming through. We have taken actions to limit our outgoings, including [...]

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – 25th MARCH 2020

Following the government announcement on Monday evening the North Norfolk Railway has now closed entirely until further notice. Changes have therefore been made to the following special events: We are in discussion with the owners of the two locomotives that were due to attend the Spring Steam Gala on the 27 - 29 March to attend a new date later in the summer. We will announce this once the progression of the pandemic and government restrictions becomes clearer. The VE Day celebration has been cancelled nationally and it is currently planned for it to take place on the 15 / [...]

Experience the wonders of Norfolk and the amazing North Norfolk Railway this year.

We collaborated with myhotelbreak when they visited us recently. Find out about their experience in this special guest post: Norfolk is one of our favourite places to visit. It has so much to see and do.  We were in this region and really wanted to find something unique during our time there. Norfolk is known for its beauty and many notable attractions but we wanted to find something different, something really memorable. We spoke to some people at our hotel and they had mentioned one of the most majestic attractions in the area was the North Norfolk Railway.  We looked [...]

Reedham Junction Signal Box Appeal – The last push!

You can help preserve history with the Reedham Junction Signal Box Appeal. Network Rail have generously gifted the 60-lever Reedham Junction signal box to the North Norfolk Railway, to relocate it at our Holt site for the purpose of creating a hands-on railway signalling simulator. Here everyone from families to signalling enthusiasts will be able to work a ‘real’ signalbox and be that signalman without fear of delaying trains. Unlike most signal boxes in preservation, mainly single track with token operation, Reedham Junction will showcase the larger ‘boxes with double track absolute block with a junction too! Visitors will be [...]

Platform 2 Appeal

The Railway is mounting an appeal for £185,000 to re-instate the demolished building on Platform 2 at Sheringham Station... Unfortunately, British Railways demolished the buildings on this platform before we acquired the station. We are fortunate to have a full set of facilities contained in the station buildings on Platform 1, which were originally built in 1906. Can you help us revive Platform 2? Find out more

Le Paradis Memorial Fund Raising Train

The Paradis Commemoration Group are seeking to establish a memorial in Norfolk to the memory of the 97 soldiers mostly from The Royal Norfolk Regiment who were massacred on 27th May 1940 in Le Paradis. In order to support this important appeal the North Norfolk Railway is hosting a black tie and tiara dinner aboard the North Norfolkman dining train on Monday 14th October. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society have kindly made available their War Department locomotive No 90775 The Royal Norfolk Regiment to haul the train. The train will depart from Sheringham at 19.10 and return at [...]

NEW! The Norfolk Lights Express

Our brand new evening spectacular brings Norfolk it’s very own version of the Northern Lights. Departing Under the cover of darkness the Norfolk Lights Express, fully decorated with lights both inside and out, will steam it’s way through the countryside between Sheringham and Holt. From the comfort of plush carriage seats, you will be treated to an amazing light show with illuminated festive scenes nestled within line side woodland, cuttings, embankments and stations alike. A complete range of refreshments including a licenced bar will be available on board.  Tickets cost £15.00 per person and can be purchased here online or [...]

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