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Class 45 No. 45133Class 47 No. 47367Class 47 No. 47596 Prototype HST

The Spring Diesel Gala - Mid-Norfolk Railway

Dereham Station
Station Road
NR19 1DF

01362 690633

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  • Disabled Toilet
  • On-site Catering
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  • Public Toilets
  • Young Children Welcome


28th APRIL to 1st MAY 2017

The Mid-Norfolk Railway is pleased to announce it’s Spring Diesel Gala from Friday, April 28th to Monday May 1st. This year’s annual Spring Diesel Gala promises to be another great MNR gala, with an intensive train service, including visiting locomotives.

Visiting locomotives

We are pleased to announce that subject to availability, Rail Operations Group will be sending one of their fleet for the gala. A Class 37 has been requested.

DCR Class 56 303 has been added to the line up. The Mid-Norfolk Railway is pleased to announce confirmation of another visiting locomotive for the upcoming diesel gala. We extend our thanks to DCR for this.

We are extremely grateful to DC Rail that 31452 will also be attending our Spring Gala. With only two class 31s still left operating on the mainline, these venerable locomotives celebrate their 60th birthday during 2017.

We are thrilled to announce that subject to final arrangements Network Rails last remaining class 31 loco 31233 will be joining the MNR´s gala lineup. On the classes 60th birthday having been introduced in 1957 there are only two of a total build of 263 now remaining in front line service on the mainline and both of them will be together at the MNR. The weekend could possibly be the final workings of 31233 before retirement so this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Home fleet locomotives

Locomotives from our home fleet will include residents 37688, 47367 & 47596 “Aldeburgh Festival” as well as the railway’s 2-car 101 DMU operating shuttles. Please note that all locos including visitors are subject to the usual on the day availability clause.


Please see the MNR website for full timetabling details and prices - click on the link at the top.

Please note that there is NO PARKING at the rural village stations.
Further details of the MNR may be found here or on our website

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