News 03/07/12

News 03/07/12

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37 003 To be Named

37 003 is being prepared for a “Special Event” this coming Friday 6th July, and for those of you that are watching on Facebook, Twitter or Loco Progress she will be doing this back in BR blue.  As for the nature of the “Special Event”…. well, now that all the bits have arrived safely in Norfolk to make this event possible, we can at last make this official announcement.

37 003 will, on Friday 6th July, be joining in the Centenary celebrations of the Dereham Neatherd High School by being named

Dereham Neatherd High School, 1912 – 2012

She will carry these plates for twelve months as part of the school’s centenary year.  We were honoured to be asked to do this for the school, and is testament to the groups prominent presence at the Mid Norfolk Railway and now within the local community.

The outline plan for Friday is as follows, if anybody would like to witness the event.  As soon as we have something a bit firmer, you will hear it here first.

37003 plus vac set plus a.n.other loco as train ( 2 x TSO, 1 x BSO and FK).  Naming at 1400, runs to Thuxton only where the other loco draws the train back to Dereham.

NO spare seats I’m afraid as its a private charter.

Test run possibly Thurs evening.

Rushden Mail by Rail Event ?

Bill Pizer’s photos of 31 206 in action at the Rushden Mail by Rail Event 01/07/12:

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RHF’s last workings at the NNR 30/06/12?

Bill Pizer’s photos of RHF’s last workings at the NNR.  55 019 at Sheringham with the 10.30 ex Holt, approaching Weybourne with the 12.45 Sheringham-Holt, departing Weybourne with the 12.45 Sheringham-Holt, arriving Weybourne with the 13.30 Holt-Sheringham, a worm’s eye view of the 14.15 Sheringham-Holt heading out of Weybourne, heading for Holt with the 15.45 ex Sheringham, nearing Weybourne with the 17.00 Sheringham-Holt:

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