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Latest News- 18th January 2018

The North Norfolk Railway is delighted to welcome John Moorhouse’s ex S&DJR 7F no. 53809. The engine has been working on the West Somerset Railway for the past 22 months and we are looking forward to hosting the engine here for hopefully the foreseeable future. 
This iconic engine, one of only two of its class in preservation arrived this morning and will be undergoing some valve and piston work prior to entering traffic for our main running season. We hope to have 53809 available for the spring gala, but this will depend on the progress of the MP works and available space within the Weybourne shed which is at present extremely busy. 

53809 Home Fleet

Latest News- 16th January 2018

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Latest News- 4th January 2018

We have just received the details of David Shepherd's memorial service being held on Friday 2nd March. 

It is internationally well known the huge contribution he made to wildlife conservation but please take this opportunity to come and support him as a tribute to his phenomenal contribution to the preservation of our railway heritage. 

Everyone is invited and Avril has made it known that David would thoroughly approve of anyone wishing to attend in footplate uniform!


David Shepherd

What does it take to ensure our fleet of locomotives are ready for action? How much work goes into restoring our historic carriages? Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at the North Norfolk Railway? If these questions have struck you then our Behind the scenes tours are perfect to answer them, and many more! We will be throwing open the doors to areas usually inaccessible especially for our Behind the scenes Tours on the 9th, 23rd May & 6th, 20th June 2018. Even if you have joined us on a for one of these evenings before, come again and see how much has changed. The North Norfolk Railway never stands still! To book your tickets click HERE.

Latest News- 21st September 2017

"The North Norfolk Railway announced the sad news of the death of longtime friend David Shepherd CBE

It is the end of an era. A great man who will forever be credited as one of this country’s greatest pioneers of railway preservation. And in so doing brought pleasure to hundreds of thousands of people. 
David first brought his beloved Black Prince to Norfolk over ten years ago. He loved the railway and the staff and volunteers loved him. With the coming of Black Prince came a turning point in the railway fortunes. With David’s support and the immense popularity of both him and the engine, visitors came from all over the country to see them. 

Built for British Railways in 1959 David bought the engine in 1967, after a sell-out art exhibition in New York. Having owned her for just under fifty years when the time came the North Norfolk Railway became the new custodians. Black Prince will always be known as David Shepherd’s engine and she will welcome visitors to North Norfolk for many years to come, never forgetting that had it not been for David, the country would have been deprived on a wonderful example of British engineering at its best. 

Our thoughts are with David’s wife Avril, their four daughters and all their families at this sad time."

Julian Birley BEM


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