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Volunteers Wanted

26th March 2018

The Society can always use extra help with its wide range of activities but here are two specific roles for which we have immediate vacancies.

We urgently need someone to help with the administration of our eBay shop - posting items for sale, processing orders and deliveries. If this is something you can help with, even for just a few hours a week, please contact our Sales Manager, John Gorton, at to introduce yourself.

Also, the William Marriott Museum at Holt would benefit from having a few more stewards to look after the museum on the days it is open and help visitors get the most from their visit. We aim to open the museum every day that the NNR runs trains. If it appeals to you to help present a magnificent collection of railway artefacts to the public, please contact our Curator, Dave King, at

Full training will be given in both roles.

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B12 at the Seven Valley Railway

21st March 2018

Please click the gallery to see a large collection of picture featuring the B12 enjoying its stay with the Seven Valley Railway.

All images were kindly supplied and copyrighted by Clive Hanley, Please visit his site here for more great images.

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Class 31 Bogies on Tour

12th March 2018

The Class 31 bogies returned from wheel turning in Birmingham last night and were unloaded this morning.. Thanks to Paul Moxon for staying late to see the lorry in and doing the thankless task of entertaining the lorry crew in the pub (!) and to Mark and Alan for doing the unloading and sheeting down (to protect the traction motors).

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Dick Hardy memorial train

12th March 2018

92203 bearing the Dick Hardy commemorative headboard:
RHN "Dick" Hardy Railway Engineer 1923 - 2018

Richard's funeral will take place on Tues March 13 at Amersham. The Society will be represented by Treasurer Tony Dewey. Thanks to Leigh Caudwell for the photograph.

Joint Line Delayed

7th March 2018

The production of the spring issue of Joint Line has been delayed by the bad weather in Norfolk recently. Consequently members should start to receive it early next week.

The sad news about our two joint presidents, Richard Hardy and William McAlpine, was announced after it was 'passed for press' but obituaries will appear in the summer issue.

Of particular importance is that with this issue is a letter from the chairman, Neil Sharpe, about the need for you to contact the Society should you wish to receive emails from us about events and other news. This is to comply with new legislation. Full details are in the letter and on page 3 of the magazine.

Great Central Railway and B12

1st March 2018

The programme Inside Out, a news show for BBC 1 East and West Midlands, carried a story about possible reopening of the Leicester to Burton line to passenger services. Some of it was filmed at the Great Central Railway and featured shots of the B12 arriving at one of the Stations. This is available on the BBC iPlayer here (the article starts at 11 minutes in).

North Norfolk Railway Weather Update

1st March 2018

Due to the current weather conditions we are experiencing on the North Norfolk coast and the further forecast of heavy snow at the weekend, we will not be running any trains over the weekend, 3rd & 4th March, the Dick Hardy Memorial train will now run on Sunday 11th March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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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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