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North Norfolk Railway News

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 [...]

2808, 2023

STANDARD 4 TO BOW OUT AT AUTUMN SHOWCASE WHILE 104 MAKES FIRST EVENT APPEARANCE

STANDARD 4 TO BOW OUT AT AUTUMN SHOWCASE WHILE 104 MAKES FIRST EVENT APPEARANCE   The North Norfolk Railway Autumn Showcase weekend on 7 and 8 October is scheduled to feature up to 6 locomotives and a DMU operating a frequent timetable that utilises many of the historic rail vehicles in the care of the North Norfolk Railway and the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society.  British Railways Standard 4 MT No 76084 is set to make its last event appearance prior to overhaul while the weekend will also see the event-debut of newly-restored Class 104 Driving Trailer M56182. [...]

1708, 2023

Restored Railcar Takes to the Tracks

Restored Railcar Takes to the Tracks   A unique driving coach from a 1958 railcar is set to return to service in early September, 36 years after it last carried passengers. The restoration of M56182 has been a labour of love for father and son team Paul & Chris Moxon who have carried out the work in their spare time over the past nine years.   The Class 104 driving coach was built in 1958 at the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company as part of the British Railways’ modernisation plan that saw the construction of many diesel trains to [...]

3103, 2023

A VISION FOR HOLT

A Vision for Holt The North Norfolk Railway operates steam and heritage diesel trains along 5½ miles of line from the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham through some of the county’s most stunning coastal scenery to the Georgian town of Holt. SURVEY NOW CLOSED The heritage railway is fondly known as the ‘Poppy Line’ after the 19th Century poet and theatre critic Clement Scott coined the term “Poppyland” referring to the unspoilt coastal area of North Norfolk where poppies grow in abundance. The line is run largely by volunteers with lovingly-restored steam [...]

2903, 2023

STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT HELPS GET 1920S CARRIAGES BACK ON TRACK

STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT HELPS GET 1920S CARRIAGES BACK ON TRACK Visitors to the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) this Easter will be able to experience travel in a unique train of 1920s commuter carriages following refurbishment work that will keep the 99 year old carriages in services for years to come.   The London North Eastern Railway (LNER) 1924 Quad Articulated Set is scheduled be in action on Easter holiday services from 4 to 16 April, including during the line’s Spring Steam Gala, marking the set’s return to service following reprofiling of its tyres for the first time since its restoration approximately [...]

1403, 2023

POPPY LINE PROMISES STEAM GALORE WITH TWO GUEST ENGINES FOR GALA

POPPY LINE PROMISES STEAM GALORE WITH TWO GUEST ENGINES FOR GALA Volunteers at the North Norfolk Railway are looking forward to welcoming two contrasting visiting steam locomotives to their popular Steam Gala on 14, 15 and 16 April. The first is express passenger locomotive No. 34028 “Eddystone”,  built in 1946 to work some of the Southern Railway’s most prestigious trains, while the second is No. 401 “Vulcan” – a robust saddle tank locomotive that saw service at some of Britain’s largest industrial plants including the giant Port Talbot steelworks and the Longbridge car factory.   “Eddystone” is one of the [...]

2402, 2023

RAILWAY ON TRACK FOR ACTION PACKED SPRING STEAM GALA

RAILWAY ON TRACK FOR ACTION PACKED SPRING STEAM GALA The North Norfolk Railway has announced that its popular Spring Steam Gala will return once again on 14, 15 and 16 April. This year, the event will feature five locomotives including special guest No. 34028 “Eddystone” which will join the home fleet for three days of intensive service, on a visit to the Poppy Line away from its home at the Swanage Railway.   The classic 1940s express steam locomotive usually hauls trains at the Dorset-based railway between Norden, Corfe Castle and Swanage, having returned to the line in Spring 2021 [...]

102, 2023

HERITAGE RAILWAY INVESTS £300,000 IN TRACK REPLACEMENT AHEAD OF 2023 SEASON

HERITAGE RAILWAY INVESTS £300,000 IN TRACK REPLACEMENT AHEAD OF 2023 SEASON New pointwork costing over £300,000 is being installed at the eastern end of Weybourne Station on the North Norfolk Railway.  The turnouts allow trains to use the stations two platforms and also allow entry to the line’s locomotive depot and the major project will be completed in time for the line’s popular historic, steam trains and heritage diesels to run during the February half-term.   The sections of track being renewed were last replaced in the 1970s using second hand materials so many components are almost life-expired. North Norfolk [...]

909, 2022

TRAIN SERVICES & EVENTS FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

TRAIN SERVICES & EVENTS FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II We were saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time are grateful for Her Majesty’s decades of service. Friday 9 September was particularly poignant for our team as the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service announced at the Platinum Jubilee weekend was to have been formally presented at a special ceremony. Our trains will continue to run normally, except on the day of the State Funeral when the Railway will be closed. [...]

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