Friday 9th September 2016
 
 D7017
 
 Hymek D7017 on 9th of September  in 2016 at Dereham station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway .
 
D7017 had come from the West Somerset Railway to The Mid-Norfolk Railway just for this Diesel Gala.
 
Hymeks
 
The Hymeks were introduced by British Railways between 1961 and 1964 and were manufactured by Beyer-Peacock (Hymek) Ltd, in Manchester. They have a Maybach MD870 V16 twin turbocharged and intercooled 87 litre diesel engine.They were given 'Class 35' under TOPs. 101  Hymeks were built.  Hymeks were given a BR Power Rating of Type 3. The Hymeks were allocated all over the Western Region and were not seen in Dereham.
 
Four Hymeks have survived, D7017 and D7018, D7029 and D7076
 
D7017 at Thuxston station
 
Hymek D7017 on 9th of September  in 2016 at Thuxston Mid-Norfolk Railway station.
 
D7017 at Thuxston
 
D7017 on 9th of September  in 2016 coming into Thuxston , Mid-Norfolk Railway station
 
 
D7017 at Dereham
 
D7017 on 9th of September  in 2016 in Dereham Mid-Norfolk Railway station.
 
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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.
 
Some of other the preserved railways have had things that have been ongoing for years, not The Mid-Norfolk Railway it just gets them done.
 
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This MNR Diesel Gala was a three day event over the weekend of the 9th to 11th September 2016

This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways but it is not just on trains but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

 This page is about the Mid-Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala in September 2016.

 East Coast, GBRf, Virgin and Frist Great Western are just some of the names on the trains. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!