( page 1 of 7 on the NNR in 2016 )
7F 2-8-0 53809
7F 2-8-0 53809 coming into Weybourne on the 5th of September in 2016
7F 2-8-0 53809 leaving Weybourne station on the 5th of September in 2016
This Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway 7F 2-8-0 is in British Railways unlined black and is one of two that have been preserved out of a small of a class of 11 locomotives. 53809 had come from the Midland Railway at Butterly for this Gala.
53809 was built in 1914 at Derby. This engine spent most of it life on the now closed Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway. It was withdrawn in June 1964 and ended up at the Barry scrapyard. It was saved in 1975, and went to Doncaster, be for going to the Midland Railway Centre in March 1980.
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 4/5/2018
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