The Mid-Norfolk is pleased to announce that for one weekend only we are to receive a visit from LMS 8F 48624. The locomotive will spend three days away from its base at the Great Central Railway to cover trains on the 24-26th May. This move has come about as the engine (Gresley N2 1744/69253) that was due to spend its summer on the MNR has been requested for some filming work at the Great Central Railway. As the MNR require steam to meet its advertised service, the GCR have helpfully sought to provide an alternative loco.
The maroon 8F will make its first ever visit to the MNR for three days hauling an intensive service including a Fish and Chip special on the Saturday night (Book Now – Tel:01362 851723.)
This hire comes the week before the MNR’s hotly anticipated WCR gala.
The MNR wishes to record its thanks to our friends at the Great Central Railway, David Mackintosh, The Gresley Society and The 48624 Fund.
Tickets during the day cost £12 for Adults & Children with a family ticket for £38.
A Special Day Rover ticket has been added for £15 for those wishing to just ride on the 8F.
You can book these on the day, or online at our new online ticket shop.
Tickets for Saturday Nights Fish & Chip Special cost £20, and can be bought from Dereham Ticket office on 01362 851 723, ticket includes your Fish & Chips and the first drink free.
Photo: Michael Thomas (Creative Commons Licence – Commercial use allowed)