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,, 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.

If you enjoy music, book in for one of our Jazz or Folk Trains which leave Dereham at 7.00pm on selected Fridays with the band on board, stopping at various stations for a dance on the platform! Or perhaps join us for our Murder Mystery Train at the beginning of June and pit your wits against the other travellers to find out whodunnit! 

Cream Teas are served on the 3.45pm train from Dereham most Sundays from June to September with Afternoon Teas on selected Saturdays or come on one of our Fish and Chips Specials on a Saturday evening – booking for all these trips is strongly recommended!

And, of course, the year finishes with The Polar Express™ Train Ride, running from mid-November until the end of December. Tickets go on sale in late March/early April so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Getting married? Dereham Station is now a licensed marriage and civil partnership venue for a wedding somewhere completely different. Please visit our website for more details.

For details of all our events, running days and train times, please visit our website,, email, telephone (01362) 851723 or pick up a leaflet from Dereham or Wymondham Abbey Stations. 

The Mid-Norfolk Railway, The Station, Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF.

Registered Charity No. 1046931


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