Programme of events for 2022

The Mid-Norfolk Railway is planning a full programme of events for 2022. The events will include a Steam and Diesel Gala together with other special event weekends.

The 2022 operating season will open on 6th March and as in previous years will feature a mixture of running days. New for 2022 will be specific Diesel locomotive running days, these will join the schedules as the orange timetable.

Diesel services will feature either the Maroon-liveried vacuum-braked Mark 1 and Mark 2 coaches or the former Greater Anglia Mark 3 coaches depending on the traction that is hauling the train. On multiple train days the timetable will be a mixture of steam and diesel trains together with diesel multiple unit services.

The first steam running day will be 27th March and the first special event will be an Easter-themed event. From 9th May, for at least two weeks the railway is planning to close to carry out a major engineering project.

In June, the railway will be holding a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event, running dates to be confirmed nearer the date. 26th June will also see the regular annual opening of Hardingham station as part of Hardingham Fête. This annual event is rare opportunity for the public to be able to use the station as the station grounds and buildings are in private ownership and this event is at the owner’s invitation.

The railway is planning to hold a Steam Gala over 1st to 3rd July visiting steam engines will be announced in due course. On 6th and 7th August, the annual 1940s Railway at War weekend will be held once again with re-enactors setting up displays all along the line and visitors are encouraged to enter into the spirit of the event by dressing accordingly.

The Diesel Gala will be one of the highlights of the coming year and will be run from 23rd to 25th September. The Diesel Gala will feature visiting mainline and heritage diesels to supplement the MNR home fleet.