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North Norfolk Railway News

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. [...]

109, 2022

PRESS RELEASE – Railway Conjures Up Forties Spirit

The North Norfolk Railway’s popular Steam Back to The Forties weekend is set to return on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September with a host of activities on and off the tracks that recall the atmosphere of the turbulent decade. The weekend will feature live music, stunning classic vehicles, vintage trade stands, historical displays, and wartime fashions, all accompanied by an intensive train service.   The main exhibition site will be adjacent to Holt Station where over 85 military vehicles, a full-size replica Spitfire and an array of vintage cars will be on show. Visitors will be able to get [...]

407, 2022

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 [...]

2706, 2022

PRESS RELEASE – HEAVY FREIGHT VISITOR FOR NORTH NORFOLK’S BANK HOLIDAY STEAM GALA

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 [...]

1806, 2022

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 [...]

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