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Joint Line Magazine

16th June 2016

All copies of Joint Line 170 will be posted out to members by Monday, 13 June. With it is the Annual General Meeting 12-page booklet. Due to an error, insufficient copies of the AGM material were available so a small number of members will be receiving a photocopied version with the journal. The Society would like to apologise unreservedly for this but it is important the documentation is sent out in a timely fashion thus making a printer's reprint of the material impractical.

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K2 Lorry Garage

6th June 2016

It's not just Locos... here is the new Garage for the K2 Lorry, as well as to store some of our other items. Images by Neil Sharp & Tony Dewey.

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Golden Spike

6th June 2016

Driven on 3rd April 1883, just south of Aylsham and completed the line from Lynn to Yarmouth. This joined up the various railways as engraved:- the Peterborough, Wisbeach & Sutton, the Lynn & Fakenham, the Yarmouth & North Norfolk and the Yarmouth Union. According to the Ronald H Clark book A Short History of the Midland &Great Northern Joint Railway (p51), the spike was ceremonially driven in by William Marriott, later recovered, gold plated and engraved, then passed to the Railways builders, Wilkinson & Jarvis. The other 2 sides of the spike are engraved Wilkinson & Jarvis. Civil Engineers on one and Eastern & Midlands Railway Labor Omnia Vincet on the other (Latin tag translates as Work will conquer all)

The spike appears to have been in the hands of a private collector for the last 50 years, before we acquired it at auction on 4 June 2016.

Please note that the spelling Wisbeach is as it used to be, before the spelling became what it is today (probably another M&GN name change, like Sherringham and Bourn) The spike will be on Museum display later today. (Sunday 5 June).

Thanks to the five donors who gave specifically towards the purchase of this unique item.

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The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society is the supporting charity of (and major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway, which operates a 5¼ mile heritage railway from Sheringham to Holt.

The Society actively works to preserve, display and operate a wide range of historical artefacts which include four steam locomotives and many unique carriages and wagons.

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