>February Events / Events in Norfolk and Suffolk / Mid Norfolk Railway / Tourist Attractions Norfolk and Suffolk January 21, 2013
The Mid-Norfolk Railway proudly presents…..
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February 2013
The MNR is “home” to diesel locomotives 31235, 37003, 47579, 47580 and 47596 which were based at the [now closed] Stratford Depot (30A); all 5 will be “diagrammed” to run.
Stratford was a major traincrew depot, serving the Eastern Region, especially the Great Eastern Mainline between Norwich and Liverpool Street. It closed in 1991. Today many of its Drivers and Guards still work for the Railway.
The MNR is connected to the other route to Norwich from Liverpool Street, via Ely. MNR lies close to Norwich, making it the ideal location to mark the 22 years since the closure of Stratford Depot.
MNR’s Event Fares apply. Adult Return £10, Senior £9, Family £26, Day Rover £20, Member Day Rover £15, 2 day Rover £30. Children at half full adult fares. Discount cards will not apply.
Timetable details are outlined below………..
Return trips from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey Stn. Saturday 8 – Sunday 7
Return trips from Wymondham Abbey Stn. to Dereham Saturday 6 – Sunday 5
First return train from Dereham Saturday 9.30am – Sunday 10.00am
Last return train from Dereham Saturday 5pm – Sunday 4pm
First return train from Wymondham Saturday 10.35am – Sunday 11.05am
Last return train from Wymondham Saturday 4.05pm – Sunday 3.05pm
Last train from Wymondham to Dereham only Saturday 6.05pm – Sunday 5.05pm
The Olympic Park and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link now occupy the site of Stratford Depot which was built in 1840, in the East End of London. It was well known as a Steam and [latterly] Diesel shed and also its attention to detail in the maintenance and overhaul of locomotives; also breaking from the traditional livery applications, to add things like silver roofs, to plain blue locomotives.
Further details of the MNR may be found on our website www.mnr.org.uk