Steam Railways from The Bittern LineBittern Line CRP, 6 Happisburgh Road, North Walsham, NR28 9HB, United Kingdom
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About Steam Railways from The Bittern Line
Transport your guests on something they'll remember for years to come - A Original Steam Train on the beautiful Norfolk Steam Railway Lines
Welcome to the Bittern Line, a Community Railway Partnership which supports and publicises the railway from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. The railway forms part of the National Rail system. The Partnership was formed by Broadland District Council and the local railway company in 1997, additional funding partners have joined and funds raised are used to promote the railway and the surrounding area to develop economic and environmental benefits for residents, visitors and tourists. We are supported by The Department for Transport and the National Community Rail organisation ACoRP.
The Bure Valley Railway
The Railway from Wroxham to Aylsham is the Bure Valley Railway and runs for nine miles on a 15” gauge track.
This railway is built on the old East Norfolk Railway’s Aylsham Extension (Great Eastern Railway) standard gauge railway track bed from Hoveton to Aylsham. The route was originally closed to passengers in 1952, prior to the Dr Beeching’s cuts, and then by British Rail after being in use for freight only trains in 1982.
With a large collection of steam engines and a regular service which offers discounts on fares to Bittern Line ticket holders, this scenic railway offers views across the Bure Valley and a chance to explore the market town of Aylsham.
Intermediate stations offer the chance for walkers and cyclists to use the Bure Valley trail which runs along side the railway to either walk or cycle along the trail and return on the train. Local cycle hire is available at Hoveton & Wroxham.
Trains run at various times of the year, normally daily from Easter to end of October. There are also several special events held during the year as well.
The North Norfolk Railway
The North Norfolk Railway known as the Poppy Line, offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.
To the south are wooded hills and the Norfolk beauty spots of Kelling Heath and Sheringham Park; to the north, the sea, all within easy walking distance from the various stations. The flowers are a sight to see throughout the year.
In spring and early summer there are primroses, bluebells and the yellow gorse. Later in the year the poppies abound and are set off by the mauve heathers.
Enjoy a ride on an historic steam train - you can break your journey to look around the stations and marvel at the steam laden atmosphere from a bygone age on the only remains of the Midland and Great Northern Railway.
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