CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CARS ON THE POPPY LINE
JULY 1st SEES BIG GATHERING OF CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CARS ON THE POPPY LINE
There are almost 400 entries for the North Norfolk Poppy Line Vintage Transport Festival on Sunday July 1st. Organiser Neil Sharpe, from the Midland and Great Northern Railway Society, the railway’s supporting charity, says: “The Festival is now firmly in the car buffs’ calendar as a day out with a difference. Last year we hosted a record number of cars from the golden age of motoring, and this year we’re expecting even more – especially if the rain holds off!”
Vehicles will mostly gather at Holt Station, but will be seen all up and down the line.
The Festival also marks the start of the railway’s Quad-Arts week, when the unique teak-bodied 88-years-old four-coach train is in daily service. This train pioneered the articulated technology used today on Eurostar and TGV trains, and is regarded by the National Railway Museum as one of the most important items of historic rolling stock in the country. It was built to transport the maximum number of commuters from London’s suburbs into Kings Cross station.
Normal railway fares will apply at the Vintage Transport Festival, and for travel on the historic Quad-Arts train. The fares have been unchanged for four years, and tickets are valid all day for as many trips as you like – so a great family day out is really affordable, specially as under 5s travel free and dogs and cycles are just £1 each. The family ticket at £35 (2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child) even comes with a free £5 voucher to spend on the day on refreshments or souvenirs.
Colin Borg on 07774 710 354, 020 8789 0478