Class 03 returns to Norfolk


CLASS 03 No. 03197 (right of image, below), stands on newly laid track at Hardingham on the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR) in October.

It arrived from a gala appearance on the Isle of Wight earlier in the month (RM Nov, p99) and is now assisting with track laying by contractor Sonic Rail Services (SRS), for storing Greater Anglia stock.

No. 03197 is a former Norwich loco, based at one time at the old loco shed and later at Crown Point.
It has been based at the Mangapps Railway, Essex following acquisition by SRS in 2010.

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Alongside is Sentinel 0-6-0DH (Rolls-Royce 10272 of 1967), one of three former London Transport locos, which replaced ex-GWR 0-6-0PTs.

The Sentinel was No. DL 82, now one of two survivors, and the only one to retain its LT connections and trip cock. The other is No. DL 83 at the Nene Valley Railway.

The ‘03’ is on MNR metals, but the ‘Sentinel’ is in the sidings at Hardingham station, owned by Great Eastern Traction.

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A fence will be erected between the two lines, although there is a plan to put in a rail connection between the two sometime in the future. PICTURE: RAY KING

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