Railways around Peterborough and The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
( page 1 of 1 on the early days at NNR )
'Early Days at the North Norfolk Railway'
The J15 in Sheringham station in station in the mid 1970s being painted out in the open by a small band of people in all storts of bad weather.
In the early days the railway only ran to Weybourne station. Sheringham station for a number of years was full of locomotives in as the came state or in bits being repaired in the open sea air.
0-6-0ST John D Hammer in North Norfolk yellow and a blue tank locomotive in Sheringham station
This Peckett 0-6-0ST John D Hammer has since left the North Norfolk.
0-6-0ST Colwyn Near the Golf Course at Sherringham
This locomotive is now at the Northamton and Lamport Railway and is being given a full overhaul to return it to steam.
This locomotive was built in 1933 by Kitson and Co. for Stewarts and Loyds.
This locomotive was a star in the BBCs "Dads Army" Royal Train TV program,which was filmed on the North Norfolk railway at Weybourne station.
A works train with a 0-4-0 Diesel shunter "Doctor Harry" near the Golf Course in the early days
This diesel shunter was I think cut up around 1983 after helping re-build the line. it was built by John Fowler and Co. and went to Fisons at Kings Lynn around 1945.
It so sad when railways like the North Norfolk cut up locomotives, Do'nt DO It!
About the North Norfolk Railway
The North Norfolk Railway runs between Sheringham and Holt which is about 10 miles for the return trip. Sheringham is the railways headquarters.
On the other side of the road to the Sheringham North Norfolk Railway station is Sheringham Mainline railway station which is part of the Bittern Line from Norwich. The North Norfolk Railway own station is the old Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway station with the mainline station being just a short open platform.
The NNR now has a main connection and trains can now cross over the road between the two stations at Sheringham on certain days of the year.
This station Weybourne is a passing place and often two trains will be in the station. Weybourne has the NNR engine sheds and workshops here .
Kelling Heath Park is just a small Halt with trains only stopping by request on the return journey because of the gradient, here.
Holt station is not now were the old station was, as when this part of M&GN closed a road was built on part the old railway bed. The site of were the old M&GN station was, has also been built on.
The new NNR station at Holt has all new platforms but the signal box and the station buildings and other parts, have been saved from other M&GN stations or built in same way.
Here is a Link to The North Norfolk Railway's official web site http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/
Page updated 30/10/2017
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