Audio: County School

The delightful County School is the Northern most station on the Mid Norfolk Railway.  It does have a small stretch of rail but is not yet linked to the rest of the railway. Work is in progress and tremendous progress has been made with only about two miles of track left to repair and lay.

The station received Leader II funding in 1999 and was transformed from a derelict site to a period railway station dating back to the 1930’s.  It is now a popular spot for walkers and nature lovers.  The station has an Orchard and is situated in a beautiful setting in Mid Norfolk.  The walks and grounds are maintained by volunteers on the Mid Norfolk Railway and there is also a popular tea room.

David Walton

On Saturday the 18th March 2017, The Young Volunteer Group from the North Norfolk Railway based at Sheringham, arrived to give the station picnic area its annual tidy up.  This is  an excellent scheme that has been running now for several years and demonstrates a good working connection between both railways.

Our editor Paul Young called in to meet them and brings us this report:

Useful weblinks:

Mid Norfolk Railway

North Norfolk Railway



Audio: Ray Meek, Archivist M&GN Circle

There are many interesting characters around the Norfolk Orbital route who have a wealth of knowledge about the local railways.

Ray Meek

Our Project Officer Paul Young met up recently with Ray Meek, who is now the archivist for the M&GN Circle and has lived in the Melton Constable area for most of his life.  Many members of his family were involved with the railway and he has memories of life in those times.

Melton Constable – Norfolk Orbital Archive

On Friday the 10th March 2017,  Paul met up with Ray and they talked through his experiences  of when railways played a key role in many people’s lives.  You can listen to their interview here:

Useful weblinks:

M&GN Circle

Whitwell and Reepham Preservation Society