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Why not join the family?

The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust is run by its MEMBERS and is a registered charity and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It is not so well known that the people who operate the Railway are mainly unpaid volunteers, all of whom are 'MEMBERS' of the Mid-Norfolk Railway. Without this volunteer help our Railway could not survive.


Operating a heritage railway, comprising earthworks, track, buildings, signalling, locomotives and rolling stock is an expensive business, and even more so as we enhance & expand the existing railway further as we go through the 21st Century. The railway currently has over 1200 members, based in the UK and with some internationally. Over 350 volunteers give their time freely ensuring the continued viability and success of the railway.

Why not join us…

You don’t need to work on the railway to support it, simply being a member will help us keep the Mid-Norfolk Railway operating for future generations to enjoy.


And if you would like to become a volunteer on the Railway, and work alongside others with similar interests, our Volunteer Co-ordinator will be happy to hear from you.

So what are the benefits?


  • Discounted travel on train running days and selected special events

  • Discounted purchases in the Dereham Station Gift Shop

  • A quarterly "Blastpipe" magazine, to keep you up to date with the latest news

  • Your chance to have a say in how the railway is run and vote at General Meetings

  • Guided tours showing different aspects of the railway, enabling you to go 'behind the scenes' to see the progress being made

  • The opportunity to volunteer for the railway including full insurance cover and when volunteering, includes the following benefits:

    • Free travel on ordinary train running days

    • Increased discounts in the Dereham Station Gift Shop & Tea Room

    • Regular volunteer news updates

Membership Types

We currently offer a variety of membership types depending on your personal circumstances:

  • Adult - for those aged between 18 and 60

  • Joint Adult - for two adults living at the same address

  • Concession - for those aged over 60 or disabled or students

  • Joint Concession - for two concessions living at the same address

  • Family - for two adults and up to three children living at the same address

  • Junior - for children aged under 18, parent/guardian consent required

How to join

  • Click here to do this online with credit/debit card

  • By post - please contact us for a form to be sent to you with the relevant details, please note we can only take cheque payments through this method.

  • In person - on a running day, you can purchase your membership at Dereham station, you will receive a free travel ticket for the day when you do this.

Please note that membership is valid from 1st April to 31st March each year.


New members joining between October and March will automatically receive membership valid until the end of the following membership year.

It will take at least 28 days to process your membership and to be approved by the railway's Trust Council before you receive your membership welcome pack.

Please feel free to contact us about any membership enquiry you have.

Existing membership renewals


Please click here to renew online.

Reminders are sent out by post and email, keep a look out for these if you cannot renew online.  Please contact us about any membership enquiry you have.

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