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Fall in! And join us for a two-day celebration of comedy gold. Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit BBC sitcom Dad's Army. Your favourite characters, Mainwaring, Wilson, Jones and of course Pike will be visiting Weybourne Station to help relive magic moments from the nation's favourite classic comedy series. As well as members from the Thetford Dad's Army museum, Jones's butcher's van and entertainment from Timescape, this year also sees the addition of a pump trolley borrowed from our friends at the Mid Norfolk Railway. Tickets are available at our stations over the event and standard fares apply. Parking is available at Sheringham and Holt.
So tune in on Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May for a fun-filled time at Dad's Army live!
Mixed Traction Gala.
If you have been looking forward to this year’s annual Diesel Gala you may have become aware that we have been a little slower than usual with updates on locomotive confirmations and attractions. We can assure you this hasn’t been down to a lack of effort from our event organisers, but there have been a number of difficulties regarding the availability of both visiting locomotives and our home fleet. If you are a follower of our diesel fleet you will likely already know that the Class 03, 31 and 37 locomotives are still undergoing major overhauls which has reduced the number of locomotives that we can field. Due to this, we have made the decision for this year to operate a Mixed Traction Gala to ensure we can still provide an interesting and varied event.
We are excited to be able to announce the guests and attractions for this year’s Gala.
Our special guest for this is Class 42 “Warship” D832 ‘Onslaught’, courtesy of the Bury Hydraulic Group. In addition, our friends at Direct Rail Services have very kindly agreed to provide a locomotive (identity not yet known) and long-term visitor Class 20 20227 newly named ‘Sherlock Holmes’ will be the third diesel loco. Supporting this will be the railway’s Class 101 DMU in its hybrid ‘blue/green’ liveries.
Adding further interest is Class 08 D3935. After more than 6 years out of traffic for a major overhaul, the “Gronk” will be officially re-launched into service with a special daily round trip from Weybourne to Holt and back. Our shunting locomotives are usually kept within station limits but for this Gala we are excited to offer an outing on the running line. The inaugural journey on the Friday will be a special celebratory run, with a glass of Prosecco included for each lucky special ticket holder. Tickets for this exclusive service will be available from our online shop soon for a £5.00 supplement per person.
Making this a truly mixed traffic gala will be the appearance of 2 steam locos, 9F, 92203 ‘Black Prince’ and Standard 4, 76084 both steam and diesel locos will be operating a mixture of passenger and non-passenger trains, including our new parcels services throughout the three-day event.
If one shunter wasn’t enough, we give you a second! Class 11, 12131 which will be available for hauling at selected times throughout the weekend within station limits.
New for this year we are throwing open the doors for guided tours around the Weybourne works. During the tour you will get a chance to see our machine shop, carriage and wagon department, the loco running shed and our ever growing boiler shop. Be sure to bring your cameras and join us for an informative talk and tour at regular intervals throughout the weekend. Shed tours will be free entry for anyone with an event ticket and £5.00 for those without.
Our Restaurant Buffet car will be offering a selection of hot and cold snacks including the ever popular ‘All day Breakfast’. If you require something a little stronger, be sure to head to the Waiting Room Bar in the platform one waiting room at Sheringham, where a variety of real ale, wine and crisps will be available.
We are offering a special ticket deal this year, 2 days for the price of one which will be on sale from our online shop soon.
Join us for the Mixed Traction Gala on the North Norfolk Railway, between the 15th and 17th June. An intensive timetable will be in operation with lots to see and experience.
We are now offering a special offer for holders of Blue Light & Defence Discount Cards. Present these upon arrival to get a special discount on standard travel tickets.
Climb on the footplate for our new 5 day intensive driver experience course. Available from http://shop.nnrailway.co.uk
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