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Whitwell & Reepham Railway

Whitwell and Reepham Railway Preservation Society was formed in 2008. We are a not for profit charity.  We opened to the public in February 2009, fifty years to the day after the line was closed to passengers.

The Railway is manned by Volunteers and Staff.  All profit goes back into the Charity; none of the Trustees are paid from the Society’s funds.

We are dedicated to giving our visitors a taste of how the Midland and Great Northern Railway ran this line, as well as running a variety of Events, historical and more lighthearted, to fund the project.

So Come and Visit us at Norfolk’s Newest Heritage Railway

“The Sidings” café and bar, the station museum and shop are open throughout the week. Pop along for a cuppa and cake, or a pint and a meal. A warm welcome is guaranteed. We have a sunny, enclosed rear garden, perfect for relaxing. Railway enthusiasts and families alike will want to make the most of their weekend visit with a train ride along our track.

Winter – School Term Time Opening times:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 to 19:00
Wednesday 15:00 to 19:00
Thursday. 15:00 to 19:00
Friday 15:00 to 22:00
Saturday 10:00 to 19:00
Sunday 10:00 to 19:00 (open from 8am for breakfast on Steam Sundays)

Please note: Opening times can be subject to change when we have a function on – feel free to call 01603 871694 in advance to check details. Opening times are extended on our Classic Car evenings (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday) and for Reepham Photographic meetings (every 1st and 3rd Thursday).

Train rides:

Diesel Days: Diesel engines run all weekend except when a steam service is running. The diesel engines do not run to a timetable but are normally available from 10am to 5pm on demand.

Steam Sundays – 1st Sunday in the month:

We run a half hourly public service [usually] from 12.30 – 4pm; occasionally starting at 13.15hrs.

Special events: Timetables displayed on the day – trains usually commencing late morning. Visit our Events page for more information.