Press Release – North Norfolk Railway Tracks Back to the Sixties

North Norfolk Railway Tracks Back to the Sixties   The North Norfolk Railway is to host a Sixties Weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July recalling the atmosphere of the transformative decade with steam and diesel trains working side-by-side plus live music from the era and displays of some of the distinctive road vehicles of the time. A half-hourly train service will operate between Sheringham and Holt with rover tickets allowing passengers to hop on and off all day to travel behind several different locomotives and to see the activities at Weybourne Station. Here, classic cars, including Minis and [...]


HEAVY FREIGHT VISITOR FOR NORTH NORFOLK’S BANK HOLIDAY STEAM GALA   GWR 2-8-0T, No 4270 is set to guest at the North Norfolk Railway’s Bank Holiday Steam Gala on Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August. The 103 year old Great Western heavy freight locomotive will be one of up to seven engines in steam for the three day event which will feature a varied schedule of passenger services including double-heading, non-stop expresses and local workings. The special intensive timetable will also include demonstration goods trips.   4270 Was built at the GWR’s Swindon Works in 1919 to handle [...]

Class 25’s Norfolk Visit Extended

Class 25’s Norfolk Visit Extended After appearing at the North Norfolk Railway’s Mixed Traction Gala earlier this month, visiting  Class 25, D7659, is to stay at the East Anglian line until late July and will play a leading role in a number of forthcoming events. The recently-restored “Rat” will appear at the NNR’s Beer & Cider Festival on Friday 24 and Sunday 26 June hauling three return trips from Sheringham plus an early service from Holt. Diesel duties on Saturday 25 will be handled by resident Class 37, D6732. D7659 will also haul services on Sunday 3 July as part [...]

North Norfolk Railway Receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

North Norfolk Railway Receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Volunteers at the North Norfolk Railway which runs magnificently restored steam and heritage diesel trains between Sheringham and Holt have just been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.   The railway operates along 5½ miles of restored track from Sheringham to Weybourne and Holt with almost all the tasks necessary to run the trains being carried out by a team of around 300 dedicated volunteers. The line is one [...]

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, [...]

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