The Trustees of M&GN Society are delighted to announce that our WD 2-10-0 locomotive 90775 is to be named on Saturday 9 September at Sheringham with full military honours. 90775 will be named "The Royal Norfolk Regiment" and is the first mainline steam, diesel or electric locomotive to bear this name.
Society Chairman, Neil Sharpe, says "This is something of which the Society and the Regiment are extremely proud. The naming honours generations of local soldiers who served in the regiment over almost 400 years and so cements a uniquely strong local connection between the locomotive, the North Norfolk Railway and our county."
Discussions with the successor regiment, The Royal Anglians, have been going on for some time and, with their full support, the resulting event promises to be impressive and colourful. Not only will it have the full military honours available to the Royal Anglians but will also see many old soldiers present to pay their respects to what we hope they will come to see as "their locomotive" and undoubtedly tell their stories.
The naming will take place at Sheringham NNR station at 12:00 on Saturday September 9th and will be followed by a special train taking guests to Holt and back, hauled by the newly named locomotive.