Friday, 12 June 2009

The Whitwell & Reepham Railway

Photo: George Aldridge

Thursday evening saw a group of us visit this very new railway, following an approach to the railway's Mike Urry, by our 'Social Secretary' resulting in an invitation for us to 'come and have a look round'. So we did and we were more than impressed with the progress made on the restoration work carried out so far on this lovely site set in the middle of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, and sitting as it did (and does) on the original Whitwell & Reepham station site on the Midland & Great Northern Railway's route between Melton Constable and Norwich.
There is a a short but interesting run to the end of the line, (one steam loco & one diesel), a classic original station building gradually being restored, an interesting selection of rolling stock, the original goods shed being used as a loco shed and the original platforms are still in very good condition.

Photo: Brian M
So, thanks to Mike, Dawn & Richard for giving up their time to proudly show us what they have achieved already. Well worth a visit.
We will be back !



'Annie'. Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 Saddle tank No 945 (built 1904) .
Photo: George Aldridge
Baguley-Drewery No 7 (Works BD3733 (1977)
Photo: Brian M