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Mid Norfolk Railway marks a milestone

PUBLISHED: 16:05 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:55 07 July 2010

The Mid-Norfolk Railway is hosting a special weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Wymondham & Dereham Railway on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4.

The Mid-Norfolk Railway is hosting a special weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Wymondham & Dereham Railway on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4.

Vintage coach tours will be organised to visit the stations of the Wymondham and Dereham Railway - Dereham,Yaxham, Thuxton, Hardingham, Kimberley Park, Wymondham - including a rail journey between Wymondham and Dereham. There will be guided tours of each station along the line, including a visit to the Yaxham Light Railway.

There will be a 1960s timetable of trains running between Wymondham and Dereham using the MNR's recently-restored green class 101 diesel rail car, demonstration freight trains (subject to availability), a photographic display in Dereham station an a re-enactment of the closure of the railway using costumed actors.

To book places on the vintage coach tour call 01362 851723 or visit www.mnr.org.uk

If anyone has any 1960s clothing which they are willing to lend for the event they are invited to contact Clara Flegg on 07746 304769 or email claraflegg@googlemail.com

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