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MNR plans to reopen to Wymondham for Diesel Gala following bridge works

Today, the Mid-Norfolk Railway is pleased to announce that we are planning to reopen the line to Wymondham Abbey in time for our Diesel Gala weekend over the May bank holiday weekend.


The gala event will see an intensive timetable operate with our home fleet of Diesel locomotives as well as visiting locomotive from Rail Operations Group.



Over the last year and a half, much fundraising has taken place to enable this work to progress. We are thankful to everyone who donated to the Back on Track Appeal. There’s a special donor’s day on 1st June.


Since the old way beams and track were removed, the bridge has been inspected, cleaned and repainted in a protective coating, with the new way beams and track going in before the gala. In addition to the bridge works our Permanent Way team have also been undertaking considerable rail and sleeper replacement along this section.


Chairman James Oakley said “Whilst everyone has been frustrated with the time it has taken to reach this stage, we are all very excited to be returning to Wymondham for our Diesel gala event. We cannot thank everyone enough who has donated to the Back on Track appeal, all our volunteers, staff and contractors, who have worked so hard to get us to this stage”


Details of all our timetables and fares and those for the Diesel Gala, including advance discounted tickets and timetables, will be available shortly at mnr.org.uk/dieselgala2024

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