Over recent years, the Mid-Norfolk Railway has grown and is fast becoming a major tourist attraction in the Heart of Norfolk. Opening in 1999, the railway has grown very quickly, however, we currently have no undercover accomodation for carrying out vital work to maintain and restore the locomotives, railcars and coach vehicles at the Railway. The Mid-Norfolk Railway has launched an urgent appeal for donations to secure undercover accommodation.
During 2011, we undertook a GPS survey of Dereham Yard and based on the track that was already in situ and the location of the inspection pit, it was discovered that there was space to lay 3 sidings along the back of the yard. These would be fed from the current number 3 road via a turn-back point which would lead into a 3-way (or in our case a tandem) point to form the 3 roads.
At the north end of the 3 roads, just beyond Dereham Central signal box and the pit, the intended shed building will be located. Due to the slight curvature of the site, the maximum size of the building is around 19m wide by a length of 75m. In its complete and final form, this would be enough for around 9 carriage-length vehicles to be under cover
|£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|