The Railway’s annual Vintage Transport Festival has become one of the “must attend” events for owners of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. There is so much to see and do with everything from marine engines and bicycles to Rolls Royces and tractors on display.
As well as private entries, many local clubs attend.
Vintage buses will be giving free rides around the local area, and to and from all NNR stations.
Last year we had over 400 exhibits attending, including cars, bikes, buses and static engines!
The majority of vehicles will be at Holt station on Sunday, however, exhibits are spread across the Railway. Although buses will be running on both Saturday and Sunday, there will be no other exhibits at the Railway on Saturday.
Private View on Friday 5th July by invitation only
The exhibition continues from Saturday 6th July until Wednesday 17th July 2019
Open Monday to Saturday 9.00am- 5.00pm (Sundays 11.00am – 4.00pm)
Together with our regular steam and diesel hauled services, as the name suggests Saturday, hosts our regular Bus and Coach Rally.
A wide selection of vintage buses will be in operation with full timetables available nearer to the day.
Friday 14th June – Wednesday 26th June 2019
Open Monday to Saturday 9.00am- 5.00pm (Thursdays 9.00am- 1.00pm) Sundays closed.
This year marks fifty years from when Andrew enrolled at the then Norwich School of Art, and thirty years of working as a full-time landscape and marine artist. This personal landmark exhibition will feature a few paintings from earlier years, as well as a number of the small boat studies for which he is renowned. For several years, Andrew has experimented with a more contemporary style of cityscapes, few of which have had a public airing. By way of a complete contrast, a number of these intriguing studies will be shown here for the first time.
Private View on Friday 31st May by invitation only
The exhibition continues from Saturday 1st June until Wednesday 5th June 2019
Open Monday to Saturday 9.00am- 5.00pm (Sunday 2nd June 11.00am – 4.00pm)
The famous “Royal Train” episode of Dad’s Army was filmed at Weybourne Station back in 1973. Now Corporal Jones’ much-loved Butchers van brings the Walmington-on-Sea stars to life again at Weybourne as the station is taken over by the Home Guard courtesy of Thetford Dad’s Army Museum; Timescape will be entertaining one and all with songs of the era and the NAAFI will be open selling supplies! Thos year we also welcome the hand operated pump trolley as used in the famous ‘Royal Train’ episode courtesy of our friends at the Mid Norfolk Railway. If the Home Guard are in charge, what could possibly go wrong!
Over the weekend you’ll get a chance to have a ride behind a real steam engine, shake the hand of the Fat Controller and explore a range of Thomas related activities at the specially transformed Imagination Station.
Come along and explore all of our stations during your Day Out with Thomas, why not start off with a ride behind Percy in Irene, travel behind one of the Fat Controllers Very Useful Engines and ride behind Thomas himself at Holt! You can enjoy your Thomas rides as well as other activities including the Imagination Station, but the fun doesn’t end there! You can travel on our trains all day and visit our stations as many times as you wish. There’s so much to see, hear and experience at a Day Out With Thomas.
A selection of work from one of our new artists for spring