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A unique up-close-and-personal steam experience. Only on the North Norfolk Railway
Tornado will be heading the 3-day Grand Steam Gala on North Norfolk’s Poppy Line – Friday Aug 31 through to Sunday Sept 2. But that’s not all! We’re giving enthusiasts the chance to get really up close and personal with the iconic new-build A1 between Aug 31 and Sept 9.

Tornado Plus! includes these great opportunities:

Driver and fireman experience∗ A complete 10½ mile round trip, on the regulator or on the shovel. Price includes an all-day all-trains Rover ticket for participant and up to six guests! Available on Sept 3, 8 and 9. Driver £650, fireman £500. Advance booking essential – online at or 01263 820 800.

Footplate rides∗ Experience the power as no.60163 surges up the bank to Holt. Available only on Sept 3, 8 and 9. £150 per person. First come, first served – call 01263 820 800.

Raffle for FREE FOOTPLATE RIDES∗ On Sept 1, 3, 8 and 9 there’ll be a raffle drawn at Sheringham station at 2.30pm for a free Tornado footplate ride that day. Raffle tickets just £3 each – buy at Sheringham station or call 01263 820 800.

Tornado Sunday lunch Special celebration lunch in the elegant North Norfolkman restaurant car on Sept 2. £46.50 per person, including an all-day all-trains Rover ticket. Advance booking essential – online at or 01263 820 800.

Tornado heads a fabulous line-up which includes B12 no.8572, TWO Black 5s (nos. 45337 and 45379) and 9F no.92203 Black Prince. All-day all-trains Rover tickets £19 adult, £18 senior citizen, £11 child 5-15, under 5s free. Family ticket £45 (2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child)∗.

There’s 15% discount on advance Gala bookings made before Aug 24, and 2 and 3 day tickets are also available. Call 01263 820 for lineside photo passes.

N.B. Driver/fireman experience and footplate rides are restricted by regulations to able-bodied persons over 18 and under 70 years of age.

For further information:

Colin Borg on 07774 710 354, 020 8789 0478 and

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