Sunday, 25 January 2015

Get steamed up in Norfolk!

NORFOLK’S heritage railways offer a unique way to see the county. 

There are four of them …

The Mid-Norfolk Railway -, links the market towns of Wymondham and Dereham. During certain times of the year there is a steam locomotive running, and there are themed weekends.

The narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway - runs through the heart of the Norfolk Broads, starting at Aylsham and terminating at Wroxham. Running alongside the track is the Bure Valley Path. Walkers and cyclists can walk or cycle one-way and let the train take the strain on the return journey.

The North Norfolk Railway -, or Poppy Line as it is also known, is one of England’s most scenic heritage tracks. It is accessible from the main rail network; take the Bittern line to Sheringham to connect with the Poppy line.

Pictured, right, is Ring Haw a Hunslet saddle tank, built in Leeds in 1940 for use at Nassington Quarry where it spent its entire working life before moving to the NNR in 1970. 

The four-mile Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is world’s longest 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow gauge steam railway. Pictured is the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway locomotive "Norfolk Hero" taking on water at Wells station. 

The main station at Wells has a restored signal box where refreshments and souvenirs are sold. Go to - for more information.

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Picture Credit - From Top: 'W&WLR Locomotive at Wells' by Timothy Titus (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons; 'Ring Haw on its way to Holt' by Ashley Dace via Wikimedia Commons.

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