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Early Society Footage Sought

18th December 2012

We're on the lookout for old films and footage relating to the M&GN Joint Railway Society and ask all our members and supporters to dig deep into their archives.

Film footage of the M&GN Joint Railway Society in it's embryonic days is rare and hard to come by. We're on the lookout for all old film footage, especially old amatuer homemade films for use as part of a new film which is due to appear in 2013 and also for our archives in the William Marriott Museum.

Anything and everything is welcome, from the early days of the North Norfolk Railway in the late 1950s through to the late 1990s when the B12 returned to traffic, plus film footage relating to many of the railtours run by the M&GN Joint Railway Society in the 1960s and 1970s.

If you think you may have footage of interest, no matter how insignificant or short, please email webmaster@mandgn.co.uk.

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New Staircase for Sheringham East

14th December 2012

Work to restore Sheringham East Signalbox to it's former glory is continuing with the arrival and fitting of the new staircase which has been manufactured off site by carpentry firm Northmark.

The staircase is an accurate replica of the original that used to allow access to the 'box and features the original M&GN step nosings along with several newly cast ones. The 'box is now used as the NNR's Operating Office although it may find further operational use in the future.

The move and restoration of Sheringham East 'box has been due to a very generous donation from a kind benefactor. If you would like to make a donation to a project on the North Norfolk Railway, please contact a Trustee of the Society, or email member@mandgn.co.uk with an initial enquiry.

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Joint Line Issue 156 Posted

13th December 2012

Joint Line issue 156 has been posted to members.

This edition includes:
- M&GN & NNR News.
- Summer Gala review, including the visit of 60163 Tornado.
- Adrian Vaughan's latest instalment focusing on Melton Constable to Cromer.
- ex-M&GN Fireman Ray Bullock recounts working B12s on the footplate.
- Photographs of B12s in the 1950s by Brian Pask.

Joint Line is the journal of the M&GN Joint Railway Society. It is a full colour, award winning publication posted to quarterly to all members. If you would like to receive Joint Line, please consider becoming a member of the Society.

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J15 AVR Charter and Santas

9th December 2012

The J15 has been kept busy on the Avon Valley Railway during November and will be in use again this December.

On the 11th November, the J15 was steamed for a Martin Creese photocharter which saw it hauling an excellent pre-grouping freight train. The charter produced some atmospheric night time shots at the AVR's Bitton station.

The AVR have continued to use the J15 for their Santa Special services. The locomotive will be in use for the 10th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December. For more information on these, please visit the AVR website: www.avonvalleyrailway.org.

Photos from the photocharter and the AVR's first Santa Special on the 8th December can be viewed by clicking the photo, left.

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Sheringham East 'Box Progress

7th December 2012

Work is continuing on Sheringham East Signalbox with the repair and construction of the new 'box stairs. Carpentry firm Northmark, based in Sleaford (who produced our M&GN replica level crossing gates) have been working on the new staircase off site with the intention to fit them on the 12th & 13th December.

When the 'box was moved from its original location next to Station Road onto Platform two, the stairs were shortened to compensate for the 'box standing at a lower height. Now that it is standing on a new brick base, it is necessary to reconstruct the staircase to allow for the access to the box at a higher level. Along with the construction of the additional staircase, the opportunity has also been taken to conduct repairs to the existing staircase. The Society has also given a grant to pay for the casting of several new replica M&GN step nosings, to account for the increased number of steps on the new staircase.

The move and restoration of Sheringham East 'box has been due to a very generous donation from a kind benefactor. If you would like to make a donation to a project on the North Norfolk Railway, please contact a Trustee of the Society, or email member@mandgn.co.uk with an initial enquiry.


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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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