The Mid Norfolk Railway Steam Gala on Friday 24th June 2016
 
 
 4-6-2 46233 Duchess of Sutherland
 
4-6-2 46233 Duchess of Sutherland on Friday 24th June 2016 at Hardingham station during its run past.
 
There were two run pasts at Hardingham station on the Friday of this three day event. 4-6-2 46233 Duchess of Sutherland was first and then 4-6-0 Royal Scot did the second one. Trains do not stop here on normal days as the station is not open to the public.
 
Thank's to the owner of the station for letting us use his station.
 
 
4-6-2 46233 Duchess of Sutherland
 
4-6-2 46233 Duchess of Sutherland on Friday 24th June 2016 coming into Thuxton station
 
 
 
Duchess of Sutherland
 
4-6-2 46233 Duchess of Sutherland was built by the London Midland and Scotish Railway (LMS) at its Crewe works in1938 it was one of a class of 38 pacific steam locomotives.
 
In 1964 it was withdrawn by BR and went to Butlins holiday camp at Ayr as a static display. Then in 1971 it moved to Bressingham Gardens Steam Museum which is not to far away from the MNR at Diss in Norfolk. Like Royal Scot, Duchess of Sutherland was at Bressingham as a static display till1996.
 
In 1996 the locomotive was acquired by the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.
 
4-6-2 46233 Duchess of Sutherland is mainline certificated and has been to the Mid-Norfolk Railway be for to the Steam Gala in June 2015 and to the Steam Gala in July 2013.
 
 
 GWR Pannier Tank 9466
 
GWR Pannier Tank 9466 on Friday 24th June 2016 at Derham Mid-Norfolk Railway station.
 
This Great Western 0-6-0 Pannier tank engine was all so at the Gala, and was used on the trains to Hoe. and one train to Wymondham. Which passed at my train at Thuxton.This tank locomotove has been on hire for the last few summers at the MNR.
 
Next page is the Mid-Norfolk Railway's Diesel Gala on the 1st of April 2016
 
 
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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Today Virgin 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!