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Railway Related Websites

Click the above logo to view the network of Poppy Line websites.

Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is the train operating company for this part of Norfolk and they operate the main Norwich - Ipswich - London line. Of possibly more interest is its local service between Sheringham and Norwich which it has branded the Bittern Line. Through tickets to the NNR are available from Greater Anglia.

The Bittern Line

The NNR is part of this partnership which exists to promote rail travel in North Norfolk and also includes organizations such as National Express East Anglia, Bure Valley Railway and the North Norfolk District Council. The partnership operates guided walks, produces walks booklets and operates special days out at reduced fares. For more information on the facilities provided please click on the heading.

Sheringham Station (Bittern Line)

The website for Network Rail's Sheringham Station on the Bittern Line. This is run by the ladies of the WI who maintain the station gardens and the Bittern Line Partnership.

Norfolk Railway Society

All about the Norfolk Railway Society of enthusiasts.

Bure Valley Railway

A miniature railway between Wroxham and Aylsham.

Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

A 7¼ inch gauge railway near Wroxham, within earshot of the whistles of the Bure Valley Railway and within sight of the Bittern Line trains.

Berney Arms, Norfolk

Probably one of the most isolated stations in the UK, Rannoch Moor being the other that comes to mind. Just a pub and a railway station. You can get there by boat or on foot but the nearest road is some two miles away. An interesting site.

Norfolk By Rail

The title of the web site, 'Norfolk by Rail', says it all!

Norfolk Orbital Railway

The ambitious plan to link Sheringham with Melton Constable and Fakenham to form a 'Norfolk Orbital Railway'. This would use Network Rail together with NNR and MNR metals.


Whitwell Station

A privately owned site being restored to its former glory.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is the former home railway of 9F 2-10-0 92203 Black Prince which visited the NNR in 2007, and arrived on long term loan in 2011. The M&GN Society's J15 0-6-0 65462 visited the GWR at the end of 2007.

Mangapps Farm

A small railway located near Burnham on Crouch, Essex, where former NNR Diesel Railbus E79963 was on loan for many years.

Furness Railway Trust

The Furness Railway Trust own a number of locomotives including Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam locomotive. They also own GWR 56xx 0-6-2T 5643 which visited the NNR in 2007.

Epping and Ongar Railway

The Epping and Ongar Railway is a group of volunteers who are trying to open up the old detached portion of the Central line which ran between Epping and Ongar.

Audley End Railway

A 10 1/4" gauge railway operating just south of Cambridge

Cumbria Railways

Dedicated to the lost railways of northern Cumbria.

UK Heritage Railways

In association with the Heritage Railway Association.

Another excellent travel site which contains a considerable amount of travel information at the local level as well as nationally. Well worth a visit.

Whilst for the international dimension:

This site should enable you to find many US and foreign sites.

The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine brings you in depth coverage of all aspects of the scene - from steam through to modern developments.

Hallet Oils

Suppliers of cylinder and bearing oils for locomotives.

SIAM Railway Computer Simulation

If you want to see how Sheringham operated in 1952 or, for a wider view, of how the M&GN operated along its length in 1939 then try this computer simulation.