Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
The Mid-Norfolk Railway
'Diesel Gala March 2011'
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Class 47580 at the Mid-Norfolk's Diesel gala on Saturday 19th March 2011.
This class 47 580 is now (2011) named County of Essex. This class 47 entered BR service in 1968 with the number D419. It was renumbered class 47167 and was named County of Essex in 1979. It was then given the number 47580. Then with another number change as as 47732 it was renamed Restormel. (Which is an administrative area of Cornwall). As 47732 it was withdrawn by EWS and put in store. It is now owned by the Stratford 47 Group and is main line certified and is based at the the MNR with the number 47580.
Pages on this Diesel Gala in 2011
The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust
It was only around 1995 that The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust started to restore this line between Dereham and Wymondham. It now has 17.5 miles of track (11.5 miles is in use) which when its is all in use, will be one of longer preserved railways in the UK. A lot of the other preserved railways had already had a twenty year start when they started.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway's own web site is at
Page updated 7/8/2019
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