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WD Overhaul Update

25th September 2016

The large leak at the front of the tender body of the WD has now been plugged.

Additional images added of the boiler being fitted to the chassis.

Photo Courtesy of Nigel Scarlett.

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M&GN No.129 Update

22nd September 2016

The 129 replacement chassis has had all the axle boxes fitted and all the "W" irons fitted but await final alignment and tightening.

Photos Courtesy of Nigel Scarlett.

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WD Overhaul Update

16th September 2016

Having passed its hydraulic test the previous week, the WD boiler was successfully steam tested out of frames on Tuesday 13th September to the satisfaction of our Insurance Company Inspector who was in attendance.

Steam pressure was slowly raised to full working pressure and held at 225 psi for well over two hours.

This now paves the way for the boiler to be trial fitted back in the frames to allow the new ashpan to be checked for clearance for the damper and hopper operating gear, and for the new smokebox to be finally aligned ahead of welding to the boiler barrel.

This is a significant mile stone in the overhaul and should now see the boiler finally back in the frames shortly and the steam fittings being re-mounted.

1st October Members Day Timetable

14th September 2016

A timetable for the day's services is available for download here.

Members and Shareholders Day Saturday 1st October

Over the weekend we are pleased to be holding the annual carriage convention, we are going to try and run as much rolling stock as we possibly can. To achieve this, there is going to be quiet an intense service and as well as coaches to travel in, there will also be demonstration goods trains.

The popular shed tours will be taking place at Weybourne, with the new boiler shop and hopefully the usual excellent displays put on to show you the type of work they do. Also the Weybourne Book shop will be open.

At Holt the museum will be open and hopefully the M&GN lorry will have received its authentic M&GN re paint and be on display for the first time.

To make the journey between stations more enjoyable than usual, come and visit the Society trustees in the Gresley buffet where there will be the usual supply of refreshments and real ale.

Also available is Drive for a Fiver at Sheringham from platform 2 to the signal box and back.

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st October.

You must go to any booking office and show your membership/shareholders badge to get the free travel ticket.

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WD Overhaul Update

9th September 2016

A first fire went in 90775 today to warm and cook the plates. Dome cover left off at this point but if all well then it's close up and go for a preliminary steam squeeze.

Photo Courtesy of Nathan Wilson


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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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