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North Norfolk Railway

North Norfolk Railway North Norfolk Railway


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Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RA

5½ miles



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4ft 8½in



The North Norfolk Railway is the former Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway line from Sheringham via Weybourne to Holt. The route offers superb views of coast and countryside, and its three beautifully restored stations perfectly epitomise the late Victorian rural railway. Holt Station was originally the Stalham station building, transported and rebuilt by volunteers in 2003 using over 90% of the original materials.

The William Marriott Museum at Holt Station, named after the man who built the railway and ran it for forty years, presents the railway in the context of the times when it gave birth to the tourist industry in North Norfolk.

Rolling stock includes the only surviving Quad-Art set of teak-bodied coaches, designed by Gresley in the 1920s to increase capacity on London suburban services and featuring the articulated technology now used on today’s high speed trains; and a Wisbech and Upwell Tramway coach, sister to the famous star of "The Titfield Thunderbolt". Locos include the only working inside-cylinder 4-6-0 in Europe, B12 61572 (owned by the railway’s supporting charity, the M&GN Joint Railway Society). David Shepherd’s 9F 92203 "Black Prince" is resident for three years from June 2011.