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Back On Track Emergency Appeal launched

The Mid-Norfolk Railway has launched the 'Back On Track' Emergency Appeal to help fund the restoration of Crownthorpe Bridge and associated works to reopen the railway for train services.

The Appeal launch comes as the Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust (MNRPT) also announces further details of the management and business restructuring process that is designed to create a new business model that deliver the charitable aims of the MNRPT and create strong sustainable business.

The appeal is designed to raise £95,000 and will, together with money already committed, meet the costs of the Crownthorpe bridge refurbishment and other associated work. Charlie Robinson the Chairman of the MNRPT said: “Despite significant investment in the railways infrastructure in recent years, the reality is that when the Mid Norfolk Railway started in the 1990s it began with a railway line that had not been maintained since the 1960s.

“Significant progress in addressing this has previously been made, but the rate of deterioration is accelerating and costs for long term refurbishment have risen significantly. This means additional funding must be found just to maintain what we have. This appeal will make a significant difference and will create a window of opportunity for the railway to develop new income streams.

“Before that can be done however every pound donated is a small step to ensuring the railway’s future. I therefore appeal to everyone be they from the region, or a rail enthusiast, or both to give generously at this difficult time for all, to ensure the MNR has a future.”

For details of how to donate and the donation packages available please visit:

News regarding the Trust Council restructuring coming soon.

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