Heritage Railways

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The Mid-Norfolk Railway

The Mid-Norfolk Railway, East Anglia’s longest standard gauge heritage railway, runs the eleven miles from Dereham to Wymondham. The line is also in the process of being restored northwards from Dereham and occasional passenger trains now run as far as Worthing Crossing with the aim of reaching North Elmham for the Railway’s 25thAnniversary in 2020.

The Railway runs a mixture of steam and diesel trains from February onwards so please check our website, www.mnr.org.uk, for details of what trains are running and when. Run almost completely by volunteers, the Railway has a wide range of Special Events each year, starting in 2019 with our Diesel Event in early April. Our home fleet is augmented by several visiting locos and an intensive timetable is in operation and again, please check our website for more information. Other special events include our increasingly popular Vintage Bus Day in May, Classic Car Days in June and October, our Steam Gala at the end of June, our1940s Weekend and Beer Festival both in August and a second Diesel Event in September.

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Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

Join us at the Number One Tourist Attraction in North East Lincolnshire as rated by visitors on Trip Advisor for five consecutive years running!

The award-winning Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is one of Britain’s oldest seaside miniature railways and has been delighting old and young alike for generations. Sit back and enjoy a four mile return journey along the picturesque Humberside Coast, behind one of our historic steam or diesel locomotives.

There are three stations on the line:

Cleethorpes Kingsway, adjacent to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre features a well-stocked gift shop selling souvenirs.

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North Bay Railway & Scarborough Sky Trail

The North Bay Railway, Scarborough is one of the towns top tourist attractions. The locomotives, scenery and history of the railway all add up to make it a fantastic day out. Now more than just a railway, bring your family to explore the Sky Trail, thrill on the historic Water Chute, face the challenge of the Water Balls or take things more leisurely on the boating lake

North Bay Railway is 100% dog friendly and dogs are welcome to travel on the train free of charge but we do ask you keep your dog on a short lead. Trains run a regular service to the Sea Life Centre.

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Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. 

Steam and diesel galas, Family events plus regular Evening Dining and Sunday Lunch services complement themed events such as our highly popular Santa Special trains during the run up to Christmas.

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