Shed Progress – March 2018
We are pleased to announce that the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR) is in the process for applying for a European Union Grant that would provide 80% of the funding for a locomotive and carriage shed in Dereham yard. The submission deadline is 5th April 2018.
The Dereham train shed, 18m x 70m, will have three tracks inside, which can hold 3 vehicles each. The planned location for the shed is in the yard on the eastern side, opposite the original shed that was demolished and now beneath the Leisure Centre area.
Since starting passenger services in 1999, the MNR has grown quickly - it is fast becoming a major tourist attraction in the Heart of Norfolk, the fast selling out of tickets of The Polar Express™ Train Ride. The railway is now striving to continue this progress with having a shed that can allow for vital maintenance and restoration of locomotives, railcars and coaches. The MNR has received letters of support from George Freeman MP, Breckland Council.
On the assumption that the MNR’s application for the grant will be successful, it is key that the MNR gains as much funding as possible to reduce the need to borrow from the bank. Please help us with generous donations.
|£10 - £49||Certificate|
|£50 - £99||Certificate, two adult one-day rover tickets for a normal running day|
|£100 -£249||Certificate, two adult one-day rover tickets for all running days, including most Special Events but excluding Christmas trains, dining and music trains|
|£250 - £499||All the above, plus one year’s free membership of the MNR|
|£500 - £999||All the above, plus a diesel cab ride from Dereham to Wymondham return|
|£1000 - £2499||All the above except a cab ride in a steam loco instead of a diesel|
|£2500 - £4999||Certificate, a Lifetime Gold Pass (free travel on the MNR for the Donor and one Guest), a Diesel Light Engine Driver Experience and a personal invitation to the grand opening of the facility|
|£5000+||Certificate, a Lifetime Gold Pass (free travel on the MNR for the Donor and three Guests), a Diesel Top Link Driver Experience, a Guided Tour of the MNR and a personal invitation to the grand opening of the facility|