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 Next Running Days 

Our next running days will be:
Saturday 2nd March

We will be operating:

Model Railway Day

With locomotive/unit:

BR Pacer 142 061

Our next dining event is:
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - Sun 10th

*Whilst every effort will be made to run the advertised locomotives, we reserve the right to alter the allocations from time to time, particularly in summer months during periods of significant dry weather. Dates and traction allocations are planned to run but are subject to change at short notice.

 The Back On Track
Emergency App
eal 

 

The railway launched an appeal for funds to pay for track and bridge repair work along the line. Further information, click here.

Track and bridge repairs are required at Wicklewood urgently before passenger trains can run through to Wymondham Abbey again. We are currently running roundtrips of 12 miles between Dereham & Thuxton until further notice.

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10 reasons why YOU should visit:

  1. Heritage railway experience
    The Mid-Norfolk Railway is the longest heritage railway in East Anglia, with 17.5 miles of track bed and 11 miles in regular usage, it is a chance to step back in time and experience the golden era of railways.
     

  2. Scenic Norfolk countryside
    Enjoy a historic steam or diesel train ride through the 'bootiful' Norfolk countryside. The views from the train are picturesque and offer varying views through the seasons.
     

  3. Charming market towns
    The MNR normally runs between Dereham and Wymondham. Explore these charming market towns, each with their unique characteristics and attractions.
     

  4. Dereham railway station
    Visit the gift shop with a range of railway-themed souvenirs or the nostalgic tea room which has delightful treats to savour or the museum that's filled with exhibits or the second-hand shop with bargains to find.
     

  5. County School railway station
    Visit the beautifully-preserved station (not yet connected to the rest of the railway) that has been restored to its heydays of British Railways. At selected weekends, the tea room serves a variety of light refreshments. The station is the home of the Wensum Valley Miniature Railway.
     

  6. On-train catering
    Hop aboard our special dining trains to enjoy delicious meals served at your seat as you ride through the countryside. 
     

  7. Special events
    We host a variety of special trains, days and weekends throughout the year, such as: Steam and Diesel galasVintage Bus and Classic Car DaysModel Railway Exhibition, 1940s and Beer weekends.
     

  8. Theatre trains
    Working with local theatrical groups to produce on-train entertainment with Alice on the WondertrainMurder Mysteries and The Polar Express™ Train Ride.
     

  9. Driver experience days
    Ever dreamed of being a train driver? The railway offers you the opportunity to take control of diesel and steam locomotives with a variety of options to suit you.
     

  10. Support preservation
    Your visit directly supports The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust's charitable aims of renovating & restoring the Great Eastern Railway line's buildings, stations, trackwork, signalling and rolling stock for public education and tourism.

Whether you're a railway enthusiast or a family looking for a fun day out or simply someone who appreciates history - the Mid-Norfolk Railway has something special to offer you!

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We welcome you to the Mid-Norfolk Railway in the 'Heart of Norfolk'.
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