Diesel Gala

May 25, 2024

Rail line to Wymondham reopens

In 2023, the Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust  launched an appeal for funds for essential repairs to Crownthorpe Bridge. The good news is that repairs have been completed to an extremely high standard and this weekend, starting on Saturday 25 May 2024, trains will once again run through to Wymondham.

Spring Diesel Gala this weekend

This weekend is also the bank holiday weekend and the Mid Norfolk Railway’s annual Spring Diesel Gala. The MNR is planning on running intensive and different timetables across all three running days using both air and vacuum braked coaching stock. The weekend will also see our new resident Class 03 shunter, 03063, hauling its first passenger workings on the MNR. Furthermore, 03063 is to be named in memory of its former owner at Thuxton on the Saturday morning. 

Chairman James Oakley said “Whilst everyone has been frustrated with the time it has taken to reach this stage, we are all very excited to be returning to Wymondham for our Diesel gala event. We cannot thank everyone enough who has donated to the Back on Track appeal, all our volunteers, staff and contractors, who have worked so hard to get us to this stage” See the appeal here: https://www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk/emergencyappeal

Details of all timetables and fares and those for the Diesel Gala, including advance discounted tickets and timetables are available at https://www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk/events

Photos courtesy of Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust