The Mid-Norfolk Railway’s Trust Council has announced the appointment of Mr Mark Sexton as the railway’s first full time Traction and Rolling Stock Manager. This is the second recent full time appointment and continues the increase of the railway's paid staff.
As the Traction and Rolling Stock Manager, Mark will be in charge of the maintenance of all rolling stock on the railway and ensure that it meets the appropriate standards for safe operation on the railway. He will be working closely with the railway’s experienced volunteers and staff to carry out the work required.
“We are delighted to welcome Mark to the railway as a full time staff member. His appointment is another step forward in the development of the railway as he becomes our first full time Traction and Rolling Stock Manager. Like all businesses the past year has been difficult, however we have also been looking to the future and where we can we have make decisions like this, to ensure the railway’s continued development”. Charlie Robinson, Chairman Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust
Mark has been appointed following a recruitment campaign that saw a number of suitably qualified candidates apply and follows a series of interviews to establish the best candidate for the job at the Mid-Norfolk Railway.
Prior to his new appointment, Mark has been working at the North Norfolk Railway, where he was first employed as a trainee diesel fitter in 2012. Once trained Mark then worked his way up to become the Running and Maintenance Foreman of the North Norfolk Railway during 2015. Before becoming a member of staff at the NNR, Mark was a volunteer and indeed his interest in the railway first started when he was one of the founder members of their Junior Club as an eight year old,
“Railway engineering has been ingrained in me, both of my grandfathers worked at the Ashford Railway works in Kent. This is a great achievement for me being given this opportunity. The railway has enormous potential and I cannot wait to begin this journey and being part of the Mid-Norfolk Railway’s growth.” Mark Sexton