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Would you like to be part of the North Norfolk Railway?

There are three ways of doing this:

1. Become a volunteer on the North Norfolk Railway

Further information is available from Sheringham Station or through e-mail.

We also have an active Young Volunteers Club  whereby youngsters aged between ten and sixteen can take part in supervised activities on the railway.

The Railway is mainly run by volunteers from all walks of life and age groups.

There are many ways to help and to enjoy yourself at the same time.

  • Drive a steam or diesel engine

  • Operate the Signal boxes

  • Be a Guard or a Station Master

  • Work in the ticket office at one of our three stations

  • Work in our shops or buffets

  • Help maintain the stations and their gardens.

  • Help restore and maintain our coaching stock

  • Work on the trains as a Ticket Inspector or Buffet Car attendant.

  • And many more, too numerous to mention!

Many of our volunteers are skilled in more than one of the above and full training will be given where required. Click here for details.


2. Join the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society (M&GNJRS)


There are over 3000 members of the Midland and Great Northern (M&GN) Joint Railway Society. The M&GN Joint Railway Society is the supporting charity of (and major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway and is East Anglia's biggest railway charity. It was founded in October 1959 after the extensive closure of the M&GN system and laid the foundations of the North Norfolk Railway.

The Society works to preserve, display and operate a wide range of historical artefacts. It owns five locomotives including the B12 and J15 and many unique carriages and wagons, such as the Quad-Art set and runs the William Marriott Museum at Holt. Many members of the M&GN Joint Railway Society are active volunteers on the North Norfolk Railway and volunteers are encouraged to join and support the Society.

For more information on the Society, please visit or email for an information pack and application forms.


3. Purchase shares in the North Norfolk Railway plc

You can help the Railway by becoming a shareholder in the North Norfolk Railway plc, and gain the satisfaction of helping to preserve part of East Anglia's railway heritage.

Please be aware that dividends are not paid on the shares, but there are certain travel concessions for shareholders. The minimum purchase for new holders is 50 shares: discounts depend on the level of holdings:

     250–499 shares - 75% discount on travel for shareholder.

     500–999 shares - Free travel for shareholder plus 75% discount for one Guest.

     1,000–1,999 shares - Free travel for shareholder and one guest.

     2,000–4,999 shares - Free travel for shareholder and family (up to three adults and two children in total).

These free and reduced rate travel concessions apply on all services apart from:

      All Dining trains

      Murder Mystery

      Santa Specials

The Board does reserve the right to exclude events from these concessions.

The following concessions are cumulative but cannot be offered during any Special Events or days on which the Railway is not operating service trains:

Once per annum: - a shareholder holding over 2,000 shares is entitled to a reserved compartment or eight reserved seats for shareholder and guests. (these guests will travel free) (48 hours notice is required)

                 - a holding between 5000-7999 shares will entitle the shareholder and seven guests to free travel in a reserved coach: other guests will attract a ‘group’ discount. (7 days notice is required)

                 - a holding of 8000 shares & above will entitle will entitle the shareholder and seven guests to free travel in a special train: other guests will attract a ‘group’ discount. (1 months notice is required)

This is a summary. There are some restrictions on when the ‘once per annum’ concessions can be exercised. For fuller information please contact the Sheringham office.

All shareholders are sent the yearly accounts along with notices of AGM&s.

If you would like to become a shareholder, please complete this form, and  return it to us by post at North  Norfolk Railway, Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA