National Train Services:
East Midlands Trains
National Rail Enquiries
Rail Users' Groups
Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership
Supports and publicises the railway from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. See also Facebook.
East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership
Has the object of securing the future of the Lowestoft to Ipswich and Felixstowe to Ipswich lines.
Fen Line Users' Association
For rail users on the King's Lynn to Cambridge and London line.
Peterborough-Ely-Norwich Rail Users
For rail users on Birmingham-Stansted Airport, Cambridge-Norwich and Liverpool-Norwich trains, also any train serving March. Current and historical information.
Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership
Promotes the lines between Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft. See also Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Berney Arms Railway Halt
A site dedicated to this tiny Broadland halt which can only be reached by rail or river.
Heritage, Narrow Gauge, Miniature Railways and Preservation:
The Heritage Railway Association
Information about heritage railways across the UK. The Heritage Railway Association represents the majority of heritage and tourist railways, tramways and railway preservation groups within both the U.K and Irel
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway
A 7¼"-gauge line with open days on some Sundays during the summer.
Barton House Railway
Two ride-on railways with a fully working signalling system, authentic tickets and a railwayana museum with a Midland and Great Northern theme.
Bressingham Steam and Gardens
A steam centre with three narrow-gauge railways and a museum, all set in 12 acres of stunning gardens. Season starts 26 March 2015.
Bure Valley Railway
A nine-mile-long 15"-gauge railway running between Wroxham and Aylsham.
King's Lynn and District Society of Model Engineers
In the process of relocating (Winter 2014). Usually holds a running session on summer Sundays. See also their Facebook page.
Operates diesel services and also steam during the summer period between Wymondham and Dereham. plans to extend services north towards North Elmham and County School. See also Twitter and Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum
A rural site which has regular steaming days and keeps alive the memory of the MSLR, which closed in 1952.
North Norfolk Railway
The well-established "Poppy Line", running steam and diesel services between Sheringham and Holt. See also Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Norwich & District Society of Model Engineers – on each summer Sunday the N&DSME operates one of its two twin-gauge passenger-carrying layouts in Eaton Park, Norwich. See also their Facebook page.
Norwich City Station Preservation Group
A group of enthusiastic people with a keen interest in preserving the remains of the M&GN Norwich City Station and Hellesdon Station.
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
Visit the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotives "Norfolk Hero" and "Norfolk Heroine" which were especially built for this line. See also Facebook.
Whitwell & Reepham Railway
An ex-M&GN station which is undergoing restoration as a working museum. Also on Facebook and Twitter.
Wolferton Royal Station
On the (lifted)King's Lynn to Hunstanton branch, it became famous through its association with the royal family who used it on their journeys to and from Sandringham House. See also their Twitter feed.
Yaxham Light Railway
Sited alongside the Mid Norfolk Railway’s Yaxham station, this 2ft-gauge system is not normally open to the public but can cater for organised parties by prior arrangement. Website not regularly updated.
Rail Tour Operators
Runs loco-hauled rail excursions from Norfolk as well as short breaks by rail
Offer a wide programme of special trains.
Comprehensive listings of steam and modern traction railtours.Railway Touring CompanyDay trips and tours in the UK, Eurpose and Worldwide
Operators of The Cathedrals Express.
UK Steam Info
UK Mainline steam tours index page.
Mainline steam train excursion company in the Midlands.
The Railway Touring Company
Day trips and tours in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Enthusiast Societies and Websites
Great Eastern Railway Society
Encourages research into all aspects of the GER’s history.
For all those interested in the study of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.
A charity which supports the North Norfolk Railway and also owns some NNR-based locos and rolling-stock.
Ipswich & District Historical Transport Society
Monthly meetings September - May and excursions.
Ipswich Transport Society (link not working)
Holds regular meetings covering rail and other forms of transport, and publishes a monthly bulletin.
The Wensleydale Railway Association
Membership body which supports the development of the Wensleydale Railway. Its Leeming Bar signalbox came from West Norfolk in August 2007.
Model Railway Groups
Braintree and Halstead Model Railway Club
Formed in 1990 by the amalgamation of two clubs that served each town.
Formed in 1990 by the amalgamation of two clubs that served each townBury St Edmunds Model Railway Club – formed in 1949, the club meets near Bury on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Diss and District Model Railway Society
The Society was formed in 1995 and since then has held 15 exhibitions. It meets in Shelfanger about 3 miles north of Diss
Norwich Model Railway Club
Part of Norwich Railway Heritage and Modelling Society, meets at Rosebery Methodist Church Hall, Rosebery Road, Norwich, and holds an exhibition each Spring.
One Model Railway Club (link not working)
Consisting of railway or ex-railway staff, the club was set up in 2005 to promote the hobby within the railway industry .
Thetford & District Model Railway Society
Meets on Wednesdays at 7pm at Breckland Middle School, Crown Street, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0NJ.
Waveney Valley Model Railway Club
Meets at Barsham (near Beccles) on Thursdays at 7.30pm, and holds an exhibition each August at Southwold.
Hopes to bring passenger services back to the March – Wisbech line.
East-West Rail Consortium
A project to establish a strategic railway between East Anglia and central southern and western England.
Norfolk Orbital Railway
An ambitious scheme to build a link between the North Norfolk and Mid Norfolk Railways and thus create a circular route connecting with the national network. See also their Facebook page.
Southwold Railway Trust
Exists to promote awareness of the heritage of the old Southwold Railway and instigate re-instatement of the railway as a local community and public amenity connecting Southwold to the main line at Halesworth. See also Twitter and Facebook.