Cromer, footbridges, turntable and toilets at booming NNR

The Railway Magazine visits the North Norfolk Railway to see the many ‘live’ developments as it prepares to make main line history

‘B12’ No. 8572 is back after a prolonged absence. On July 3 it leaves Weybourne with the vintage train. COLIN SMITH
‘B12’ No. 8572 is back after a prolonged absence. On July 3 it leaves Weybourne with the vintage train. COLIN SMITH

THE North Norfolk Railway (NNR) has truly reached maturity.

Having attracted a record 165,000 passengers in 2015, the Poppy Line is hoping for even better this year, and the aim is to break through the £3million turnover barrier for the first time.

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On August 10, the line’s first heritage train to head for Cromer will traverse Sheringham crossing, and in the process cap a whirlwind 15 years for the railway that so nearly lost its classic seaside station to a supermarket in 2001.

Read more in the August issue of The RM

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