The Midland and Great Northern (M&GN) Joint Railway Society was founded in October 1959 after the closure of the majority of the M&GN system on the 28th February 1959.
The former M&GN lines covered the entire map of Norfolk, stretching from junctions on the East Coast Mainline in Lincolnshire in the west, through the railway town of Melton Constable and onwards to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft in the East.
The Society was one of the first railway preservation groups in the UK and its founder members worked hard to purchase and preserve the section of line between Sheringham and Weybourne, which has been subsequently extended towards Holt.
To obtain a Light Railway order in order to run trains, the Society founded what is now known as the NNR plc. You can find out more information on the history of the M&GN and the Society under the Museum section.
The Society owns and operates six locomotives and lots of unique items of rolling stock. It is the major shareholder of the North Norfolk Railway and as the NNR's supporting charity, the Society's locomotives, carriages and wagons are permanently based at the NNR.
There are now over 2000 members of the M&GN Joint Railway Society, which is the biggest railway charity in East Anglia.