Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
The Mid-Norfolk Railway
Bank Holiday Monday
30th August 2021'
The Mid Norfolk on Monday 30th August 2021
GWR 0-6-0ST 813 at Dereham station coming of shed for 1st train of the day on Bank Holiday Monday the 31st of August 2021.
GWR 0-6-0ST no.813
This GWR locomotive is owned by the GWR 813 Preservation Fund which had been formed in 1966 to purchase the last-known surviving Port Talbot Railway No. 26, Great Western Railway number 813 The locomotive was sold by the GWR in 1934 and had ended up at the Backworth Colliery This Colliery later was to became part of the National Coal Board . In 1967 it was removed from Backworth Colliery and sold to GWR 813 Preservation Fund . Ending up at the Severn Valley Railway were it is still based. It was on Hire to the Mid-Norfolk in 2021, one of a number of Heritage railways it hs been to.
GWR 0-6-0ST 813 in Dereham station on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021.
GWR 0-6-0ST 813 in Dereham station at the water crane on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2020.
GWR 0-6-0ST 813 at Dereham station oiling and checking between trips to Wymondham Abbey on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021.
GWR 0-6-0ST 813 Wymondham Abbey on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2020 running round it train.
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.
Trains run now between Dereham and Wymondham. The next section from Dereham to County School is next. There is a even longer term aim to reach as far as Fakenham. The way they are going, they may well get there.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway has a ever growing collection of heritage diesels, carriages and wagons which just gets bigger each year. When you go back you can see what has been done since last time you came.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway like most of the other Heritage Railways in the UK had to stop running trains, during the Lock Downs in 2020 and a lot of 2021. Hopefuly it now stay open for rest of 2021 and run trains.
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