Suburban travel to the fore on Norfolk coast

A SET of four restored suburban coaches is now running on the North Norfolk Railway following the completion of a joint £250,000 project between the Poppy Line and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76084 hauling the completed four-coach suburban set towards Weybourne. NNR

The set was officially launched at Sheringham station at 11.30am on Saturday, April 15. followed by the coaches being hauled for the first time with passengers to Holt.

The suburban project was the brainchild of the line’s former chairman, the late Clive Morris.

Begun in 2014, it was completed early this year. Clive died part way through the project, and the launch also saw a commemoration in his honour with the formal opening of the Clive Morris Room at Weybourne, inaugurated by his wife Betty.

NNR managing director Hugh Harkett said: “Clive would indeed have been proud of the achievement of a running suburban four-set.

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