VISITING THE MID-NORFOLK RAILWAY
All Aboard at the Mid-Norfolk Railway!
There's nothing like a departure by Steam, the sound of the Guards whistle, the hiss of the steam from the front of the train as it pulls away. Or the rumble and distinctive two tone horn as the Heritage Diesel locomotive starts it's new journey. Travel in style in our 1950s & 60s open carriages or in one of our private compartments for a journey through the Heart of Norfolk.
Or, join us on one of our Scenic railcar trains from the 1950s & 60s "first generation" railcars. On these you may be lucky enough to sit behind the driver and watch the line ahead!. We also operate our 1980s "Pacer" Railbus, with it's distinctive bounce offers an all round enjoyable train ride.
We run regular trains between Dereham and Wymondham Abbey throughout the year, you can find out more on our Times & Fares page , see events coming soon or the timetable that is running on a particular day. Tickets will be available in advance to purchase online and other tickets will be offering on the day.
Many of our trains, we have disabled friendly access using ramps and dedicated spaces on board. We have a dedicated Disabled Access page of information about this and how to reserve your place.
At Dereham station: (directions here)
Our Ticket Office will be happy to book you on your train on the day or in advance (where possible). We will also be selling tickets online in the near future.
We have a Gift Shop with a variety of gifts and items relating to the railway including books, fridge magnets, toys, DVDs, keyrings, badges, etc. There is also a selection of items available on their online gift shop.
Our Tea Room is open on all running days ready to serve you with hot and cold snacks and drinks where you have the option of either eating in our restored tea room or taking it onto our platform to enjoy the atmosphere or on-board our trains. We also offer regular on-train catering (where staffing allows).
Our Museum is open on most running days staffed by a team of knowledgeable volunteers who share the history and story of the railway. They also offer talks where requested and provide activity sheets for children. Further information is available on the Museum and Education page.
At Wymondham Abbey station: (directions here)
We have a small Ticket Office who will be happy to book you on a train for that day and answer any queries you may have. There is also regularly stalls at the station supporting local charities and businesses.
At Thuxton station:
Our new countryside station is the passing point half way between Dereham and Wymondham which is currently under construction and nearing completion. There is a small waiting room and toilets and it is hoped to have a small Ticket Office here too.
At County School station: (directions here)
County school station lies north of North Elmham and was once an important junction on the Dereham - Wells line. We are currently restoring and fundraising to return trains to County School. You can visit the station at reasonable times throughout the year.
The Station is open on regular occasions, to allow access to the museum and the volunteer-run café usually between May and August on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
A New miniature railway has opened and operates on Sunday's during the season and a Model Raiway group is also being developed here.
Our catering team provides cream teas to take on board (subject to availability on the day) and a number of special Afternoon High Tea trains throughout the summer and we also have evening Fish & Chip trains.
For those who want to live their dream and drive a steam engine or diesel locomotive or unit, we will be offering driver experiences on a limited number of days throughout the year.
We are open to bookings for private charters/events (birthdays, weddings, celebrations, etc) as well as coach parties. Feel free to explore our Groups page.