Elmham in sight!

Mid-Norfolk Railway volunteers have been busy restoring the line between Dereham and North Elmham over the past few years. It had not been used since the last freight left North Elmham in January 1989.

To celebrate progress, a volunteer and members special train was run to the limit of the rebuilt track on the evening of Saturday, August 13.

Northern section volunteers stand proud at the limit of their hard work. Matt Hull

The train was top-and-tailed by 0-6-0PT No. 9466 and Standard 2-6-4T No. 80078 and proceeded across Worthing level crossing to the river bridge.

From there, North Elmham distant signal could be seen. It is intended to rebuild the track to North Elmham by the end of 2017. The last steam train to get this far north was in 1962.

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