Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sheringham level crossing sees action

In a short break from boating, we drove to one of our favourite north Norfolk spots yesterday: Sheringham. It so happened that our visit coincided with a fairly rare transit of the recently restored level crossing linking the Network Rail station (and line to Cromer) and the North Norfolk Railway heritage line.

Once a month a lunch dining train leaves from Sheringham (heritage) Station, crosses to Sheringham (main line) Station and on to Cromer, stopping there an hour before returning to the heritage line.

A small army of volunteers puts up temporary barriers across the road ...

... a man holds up a green flag ...

... and a beautiful diesel loco pulls the train across.

At this point we walked down to the beach to eat our sandwiches. I returned to see the train come back, this time steam-hauled.

Did the locomotive pull tube trains when the electricity was down? It was in gorgeous condition.

This excitement over, we walked up the road to Upper Sheringham, a hamlet built of flint.

From here we walked into Sheringham Park ... but I am boring myself as well as you, so I'll stop.

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