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North Norfolk Railway News

2405, 2024

Guest Locomotives, Guest Beers and Guest Bands line-up for Rails & Ales 2024

Guest Locomotives, Guest Beers and Guest Bands line-up for Rails & Ales 2024   There’s a fantastic event brewing at the County’s leading heritage railway on 7, 8 and 9 June as the North Norfolk Railway is set to stage Rails & Ales 2024! The popular event will feature 10 historic steam and diesel locomotives, including 5 that are visiting the line for the long weekend. In addition there will be over 40 local ales to sample across the lines stations and on board the trains plus a dozen or so Norfolk ciders as well as live music performances from [...]

2804, 2024

Poppy Line Spaceship to Land at Bressingham

Poppy Line Spaceship to Land at Bressingham   The North Norfolk Railway and Bressingham Steam Museum today announce a partnership that will see out of ticket 9F No. 92203 “Black Prince” head from her North Norfolk base and spend the next two years on loan as one of the star exhibits at the famous Steam Museum.    NNR Interim General Manager, Graham Hukins explained “This is an excellent arrangement for both the NNR and Bressingham: we need to store Black Prince until workshop space and funding are available for her overhaul and the Steam Museum has room in their standard [...]

904, 2024

Poppy Line announces a chance to go behind the scenes and see “Black Prince”

Poppy Line announces a chance to go behind the scenes and see “Black Prince” Last month the North Norfolk Railway announced that their 9F No. 92203 “Black Prince” had been withdrawn from traffic at the end of her “ten-year” boiler ticket having been a regular performer and covering almost 35,000 miles over the last decade. Today the heritage line has announced a rare chance for visitors to visit the locomotive behind the scenes before she is stored awaiting funds and space in the engineering works for overhaul.    No. 92203 was removed from the scheduled Christmas line up in December [...]

2703, 2024

Heritage Railway Issues Reminder on Crossing Safety

Heritage Railway Issues Reminder on Crossing Safety   The North Norfolk Railway has reminded walkers, cyclists and motorists to stop when the warning lights show at the Sweet Briar Lane level crossing near Sheringham golf course, after the heritage line’s train drivers reported a number of users “jumping the lights” in recent weeks.   New signage to reinforce the safety message has been installed at the crossing ahead of the line’s main season which commences on Friday 29 March with historic steam trains and heritage diesels running most days until October.   The railway’s management is keen that all road [...]

1803, 2024

Unique Steam Locomotive to Visit Poppy Line as 6880 Heads East

Unique Steam Locomotive to Visit Poppy Line Visitors to the North Norfolk Railway this summer will have the chance to travel behind a type of steam locomotive not seen for almost 60 years as the line plays host to 6880 ‘Betton Grange’ for a three month visit from August. The engine has been created by a dedicated team over the past 30 years after all 80 original members of the class were scrapped in the 1960s. The completion of No. 6880 ‘Betton Grange’ is the culmination of 30 years’ work by a small and dedicated team to create what is [...]

1403, 2024

Poppy Line welcomes visiting steam locomotive

Poppy Line welcomes visiting steam locomotive   The North Norfolk Railway has announced the upcoming arrival of its second visiting engine for the 2024 season which kicks off on March 29 with a special line-up of three steam trains for the Easter weekend.  Austerity No. 22 is usually based at the Appleby-Frodingham Railway on the British Steel Works in Scunthorpe, and is due to arrive later this week.   Built in 1956 by the Hunslet Engine Co. its original purpose was to haul trains for the National Coal Board. A powerful tank engine class, No. 22 was built to the [...]

803, 2024

Visiting locomotives are announced for North Norfolk Railway Gala

Visiting locomotives are announced for North Norfolk Railway Gala   The North Norfolk Railway has today announced details of two locomotives scheduled to visit for its “Rails & Ales” event which runs on 7, 8 and 9 June this year. Class 50, 50008 “Thunderer” and Class 33, 33012 “Lt. Jenny Lewis RN” are anticipated to arrive at the Poppy Line as part of a Hanson & Hall rail tour, and are planned to be part of the line’s 8 plus locomotive line up alongside a visiting London Underground 4TC set.   All arrangements are subject to contract with Class 50, [...]

803, 2024

Poppy Line 9F Bows Out

Poppy Line 9F Bows Out   The North Norfolk Railway’s 9F No. 92203 “Black Prince” has been withdrawn from traffic at the end of her “ten-year” boiler ticket. The popular 2-10-0 entered service on the line in 2014 following an extensive overhaul and has been a regular performer since, covering almost 35,000 miles over the last decade.   No. 92203 was built at Swindon in 1959 and enjoyed a working life of just eight years with British Railways before being withdrawn in November 1967.  NNR Interim General Manager, Graham Hukins explained “There was such a desire to move away from [...]

1202, 2024

Second Award for North Norfolk Railway’s Restored Railcar

SECOND AWARD FOR RESTORED RAILCAR   A unique driving coach from a 1958 railcar that entered service at the North Norfolk Railway late last year following a 9½ year restoration has secured its second award in the space of six weeks! The team that returned M56182 to her former glory were Highly Commended at the national Heritage Railway Association Awards on 10 February 2024.   The annual awards celebrate the best achievements of the HRA’s 300 members which range from lengthy heritage railways operating historic steam locomotives, to short electric tramways, miniature lines, tramways, cliff railways, railway preservation groups and related [...]

702, 2024

Railway welcomes visiting steam locomotive “Hercules”

Railway welcomes visiting steam locomotive “Hercules”   The North Norfolk Railway has welcomed visiting engine No. 4277 “Hercules” in readiness for the re-opening of the line for its half term running from 17 – 25 February. The engine made the long trip from her usual home at the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway in South Devon and arrived at Sheringham Station on February 6.   Built for the Great Western Railway at the famous Swindon Works in 1920, 4277 was originally designed to haul heavy coal trains in the Welsh valleys and based at Aberbeeg for most of its working [...]

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