Vintage Transport Weekend

2 & 3 July 2022

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Vintage Transport Weekend, 2 & 3 July 

Join us this July for our Vintage Transport weekend, two days of classic vehicles accompanied by an intensive train service featuring our stunning Vintage train and Quads!

See a stunning display of vintage buses and coaches throughout the weekend and get your opportunity to journey between our stations on a select few.

On Sunday 3 July, our historic stations will be taken over by hundreds of classic cars and motorbikes!

Timetable

A frequent train service will operate between Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt – from approximately 10.00am until 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday – full details to follow.

Tickets

Adult Day Rover £16.00

Child Day Rover £12.00

Family of Four (2Ad + 2Ch or 1 Ad + 3Ch) £49.00

Family of Five (2Ad + 3Ch or 1 Ad + 4Ch) £59.00

Dog £2.50

Bicycle £2.50

Subject to availability tickets can also be purchased from the ticket offices at Holt, Sheringham or Weybourne on the day of travel

Adult Day Rover £18.00

Child Day Rover £13.00

Family of Four (2Ad + 2Ch or 1 Ad + 3Ch) £55.00 

Family of Five (2Ad + 3Ch or 1 Ad + 4Ch) £65.00 

Dog £3.00

Bicycle £3.00

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Please note, operational or other considerations may make it necessary to alter, amend or cancel train services and other activities. The North Norfolk Railway cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

HOLT

Holt is the western terminus of the railway and is around a mile from the town centre. The station is easy to reach by road,  just off the A148 at High Kelling, and has ample parking (for which we request a small donation) so is an ideal staring point for passengers wishing to travel to Sheringham and visit the town and seaside.

The town’s original station closed in 1964 and was demolished and part of the trackbed used for the A148 Holt Bypass – discover more about the original station here. The current station is a faithful recreation of an Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway country station, using buildings recovered from various locations in East Anglia. The station decor and artefacts are presented to give a flavour of the period shortly after  1936 when the London & North Eastern Railway took over full ownership of the M&GN.

The station boasts a small buffet and gift shop and a painstakingly created model railway. The William Marriott Museum, which tells the story of the M&GN, and the Railway Cottage – a small home made shortly after World War I by reusing a redundant railway carriage – are open on many days (subject to volunteer availabilty).

The town of Holt is well worth a visit. Energetic passengers can stroll into the town centre – the walk will take around 25 minutes – while many will prefer to hop on one of the buses that stop on the road opposite the station entrance for a short five minute trip into town.  The town features many Georgian buildings and a wide Market Place.

Weybourne’s atmospheric station is a a real gem. There is very limited parking, so the best way to arrive is by train! Hop off and soak up the period atmosphere or take a walk to Weybourne village a mile or so away or to the nearby Sheringham Park. For those not wanting to venture too far, the footbridge affords panoramic views back towards Sheringham and down to the sea and is a good spot to watch trains approaching.

Originally built to capitalise on the “Poppyland” holiday boom, the station served a nearby hotel that was demolished in World War II . It oozes Edwardian charm and has been restored to close to it’s original condition sporting the tan and cream colour scheme used by the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway at the time. Discover more of about the history of Weybourne station and village.

The former parcels office has been converted into a small period style souvenir shop and buffet. The three picnic areas provide ample space to relax and watch the trains arrive and depart. Historic goods vehicles in the bay platform add to the atmosphere and one, a Southern Railway parcels van, houses a model railway.

Most trains will pass another here, so you make the most of your rover ticket by changing from one to another.

Sheringham’s imposing station houses the booking office, waiting room and buffet. The Old Luggage Office buffet is in an area once used to store the many suitcases and trunks that the Victorian tourists travelling to Sheringham required. Today, it offers the chance to relax over a drink or light lunch and watch the trains come and go.

The station has been restored to close to its 1955 appearance, when British Railways was responsible for the line. The distinctive deep blue station totems and matching enamel signs are evocative of that period. The footbridge provides an excellent vantage point from which to watch trains arrive, or the engine “run round” to the other end of its train ready for the next trip to Holt.

Passengers starting their journey here can arrive by Great Anglia trains from Cromer and Norwich (the mainline station is just across Station Road), by bus (they stop right outside) or by car (there is a large pay and display car park adjacent to the station).

For those arriving on one of our historic trains, there’s a chance to visit the town’s many independent shops, stroll to beach and promenade or venture slightly further to join the Norfolk Coastal Path and enjoy a cliff top walk or climb Beeston Bump (a distinctively-shaped local hillock). The town museum includes a Windfarm Visitor Centre where you can discover more about the arrays that have been built offshore.

Find out more about Sheringham station and town.

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