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Vacancy – Lead Diesel Locomotive Fitter

Vacancy - Lead Diesel Locomotive Fitter We are seeking an experienced full time Lead Diesel Locomotive fitter. The position will be based at Weybourne Motive Power Depot and will encompass the repair, refurbishment and running maintenance of both Diesel and Steam locomotives. Applicants should be a time served mechanical technician with a solid background working with diesel engines. Experience of Diesel/Electric railway traction applications would be preferable, but those with transferable skills in fault-finding and the rebuilding of similar large maritime or commercial applications may be suitable. Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to shift and weekend working [...]

Newly Restored Class 25 Part of Varied Line Up for NNR’s Mixed Traction Gala

Newly restored Class 25, D7659, will be visiting the North Norfolk Railway from its Peak Rail base for the East Anglian line’s annual Mixed Traffic Gala on 10, 11 and 12 June, working as part of an 11-engine line-up scheduled to include a variety of steam and diesel locomotives, multiple units and shunters.   Owned by the Waterman Railway Heritage Trust, D7659 returned to service late last year after an absence of over 23 years and will be making her first appearance as a gala visitor following a restoration that amounted to a complete rebuild of the 1966-built locomotive. The [...]

PRESS RELEASE – All aboard! Railway on the lookout for new volunteers

The North Norfolk Railway will hold an Open Day on Saturday 26 March to allow visitors interested in volunteering at the Railway the chance to tour the line, meet current volunteers and discover the different roles available. The Railway is run year round almost entirely by dedicated volunteers, whose passion and love help to keep the much loved line on track.   Volunteer Administrator Jo Munden commented ‘Every year our wonderful team of volunteers undertake a spectrum of roles from the driving of engines and painting of carriages to the welcoming of customers, administration and even gardening! Our volunteers get [...]

PRESS RELEASE – Locomotive No. 20227 “Sherlock Holmes” Returns to North Norfolk Railway to Help Haul Special Dining Trains to Cromer

Locomotive No. 20227 has arrived back at the North Norfolk Railway in readiness for the return of the line’s popular Cromer dining trains which will run on selected Wednesdays and Thursdays from May to September and which see the “North Norfolkman” dining train run on the mainline from Sheringham to Cromer and back in addition to making a return trip on the heritage railway’s tracks to Holt. The locomotive dates from 1968 when it was the last of the type built. In all, 228 Class 20s were constructed by English Electric from 1957 until 1968 making them one of the [...]

Response to Enquiries re Dad’s Army Live & Steam Back To The Forties

A number of heritage railways have recently announced the cancellation of war-centric events and, as a result media and public have enquired about the status of our Dad's Army Live and Steam Back to the Forties events. The statement below outlines our position. The NNR’s Dad’s Army Live event, recalls the tongue-in-cheek BBC sit-com that was popular in the late 1960s and 1970s and in particular the role that Weybourne Station played in the filming an episode entitled “The Royal Train” in 1973. The event has been a popular feature of the line’s annual events programme for many years and [...]

PRESS RELEASE – Keighley Ivatt to Appear at North Norfolk Gala

Ivatt 2-6-2T No 41241 is set to make a rare appearance away from Keighley & Worth Valley Railway metals as guest locomotive at the North Norfolk Railway’s Spring Steam Gala on 1, 2 & 3 April. 41241 is a preservation pioneer, having moved to Keighley under her own steam in 1967 after barely 18 years’ service with British Railways. She hauled the re-opening special on the line in June 1968 having acquired her eye-catching red livery as, at the time, preserved locomotives could not carry BR colour schemes. The 1949-built locomotive will be in action on all three days of [...]

PRESS RELEASE – 60th Birthday Outing for Norfolk “Tractor”

Class 37, D6732, will be in action at the head of the North Norfolk Railway’s diesel services on Saturday 26 March to mark both the locomotive’s 60th Birthday and her return to service following a thorough repaint into the British Railways’ green she carried when she first entered service in March 1962. The locomotive is one of over 300 English Electric Type 3s delivered between 1960 and 1965 as part of British Railways’ modernisation plan. D6732 was initially allocated to Hull Dairycoates depot and worked passenger and freight trains in the North West for much of her career.  In 1996, [...]

PRESS RELEASE – Rare Chance to Drive Line’s Flagship Steam Locomotive

Visitors to the North Norfolk Railway on Saturday 19 February will have a chance to drive the line’s flagship steam locomotive No 92203 “Black Prince” at Sheringham station as part of a day being showcasing the powerful engine and raising money for her upkeep. Mark Powley, Promoter of the Friends of Black Prince – the engine’s very own supporters’ club – is expecting the driving tasters on Saturday 19 to be particularly popular. “It’s not often that you get the chance to drive a heavyweight steam engine,” he said. “Participants must be aged 18 or over, physically fit and we [...]

PRESS RELEASE – North Norfolk Railway Looking Forward to 2022 Season After Strong Performance in 2021

Steam Railway Looking Forward to 2022 Season After Strong Performance in 2021   The North Norfolk Railway has today announced that over 143,000 visitors travelled on the 5½ mile heritage line during its 2021/22 financial year which ended last week. The popular 5½ mile heritage line was forced to close between Christmas 2020 and April 2021, then endured three-months where only limited operations were possible, but rallied in the second-half of the year to welcome a total of 143,632 passengers.   Graham Hukins, Commercial Manager, commented, “This is a very strong result in the circumstances and we are looking forward [...]

PRESS RELEASE – North Norfolk Railway Unveils 2022 Programme

The North Norfolk Railway has unveiled outlined plans for its 2022 season including a varied programme of special events designed to appeal to the line’s wide audience of locals and holidaymakers, families and enthusiasts. The season will commence on 12 February with steam trains in action daily for half-term week and trains will then run at weekends only until the end of March before running daily from April to October. Special events include Steam Galas on 1 – 3 April and 27 – 29 August, a Mixed Traction Gala featuring steam and diesel locomotives on 10 – 12 June. A [...]

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