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Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1DF
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The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust was established in 1995 with the aim of buying and restoring the then-disused line between the Norfolk market towns of Dereham and Wymondham. We currently own 28km (17½ miles) of track and trackbed through central Norfolk's most attractive countryside, making us one of the largest preserved railways in the UK today.
The line is operational between Dereham and Wymondham, and we own the disused northern section from Dereham as far as County School.
The line is intact (although derelict) as far as North Elmham, and a further mile of track will need to be re-laid in order to reach County School. Our long-term aim is to reach as far as Fakenham.
In addition to our passenger services to Wymondham, we also run fairly regular commercial freight trains, as well as the occasional railtour. These result in a wide variety of locomotives visiting Dereham from the main line from time to time, in addition to our fleet of heritage diesel locos.