"Welcome to my railway! My name is William Marriott. I built the railway in 1887 and ran it until 1924.
This website will show you that not much has changed in the last 80 years! I hope you'll come and travel with us and enjoy the special atmosphere of one of Britain's most scenic heritage railways."
For more information about the history of the North Norfolk Railway and the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, click here.
The North Norfolk Railway
The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. To the south are wooded hills and the Norfolk beauty spots of Kelling Heath and Sheringham Park. To the north, the sea. All within easy walking distance from the various stations. The flowers are a sight to see throughout the year. In spring and early summer there are primroses, bluebells and the yellow gorse. Later in the year the poppies abound and are set off by the mauve heathers. Enjoy a ride on an historic steam train - you can break your journey to look around the stations and marvel at the steam laden atmosphere from a bygone age.
But the North Norfolk Railway is much more than a train ride. There are historic stations, a museum of the railway's history, a museum signal box and a children's activity carriage. There are also buffets and souvenir shops.
The railway's headquarters, is more than just a station. There is children's activity coach, souvenir shop and a buffet, as well as an attractive booking hall and a ladies' waiting room. The station is ideally situated for you to take a stroll through the town and walk along the promenade before joining your train. Sheringham is also the location of the railway's mainline rail connection.
Weybourne is a delightfully preserved country station and our locomotive and carriage maintenance and restoration centre. Enjoy a cup of tea from the buffet and take advantage of the picnic area to watch the trains come and go. Several walks are available through Weybourne Woods and Sheringham Park, with direct access to the Kelling Nature Trail, or walk down to the sea and take the coastal footpath to Sheringham.
This is our smallest station serving the Nature Trail and Kelling Caravan Park. Owing to the steep gradient steam trains do not stop here on the journey to Holt but will stop if a clear signal is given to the driver on the return trip from Holt to Sheringham.
Holt is our western terminus and is just about 1 mile from the centre of this lovely Georgian Town. The 'Holt Flyer', a London Routemaster Bus service meets most steam trains in the summer. Click here for details. Whilst on the station be sure to drop in and see 'Broad Sidlinch' a 300 square foot model railway, which was featured in the Railway Modeller magazine. This is usually open at weekends and during the red timetable, subject to the availability of volunteers. There is also a miniature railway operated by the North Norfolk Model Engineering Club, which is open on selected dates.
The best way to travel is to purchase a rover ticket which entitles you to travel for the whole day. Details of the current fares can be found on our fares page.
Dogs and cycles are welcome on our trains although there is a small additional charge.
Buffet facilities are available on some trains. A wide range of hot and cold drinks are available in addition to sandwiches, light snacks, cakes and confectionary. Sip your freshly made tea as you watch the countryside roll by.