Grand steam gala taking place

Rail enthusiasts are being invited to a grand steam gala being held this month to mark the historic re-opening of Sheringham level crossing.

Rail enthusiasts are being invited to a grand steam gala being held to mark the historic re-opening of Sheringham level crossing.

The crossing is set to re-open today after 46 years and to celebrate occasion, the Poppy Line, which runs through Sheringham, Weybourne, Holt and Kelling Heath, is holding a three-day steam gala from tomorrow until Sunday.

Visiting engines include an N2-type engine, which will be re-united with the 86-year-old Quad Art teak carriages to form a typical London suburban train of the 1920s.

Another special visitor is an 85-year-old steam engine built by the Great Western Railway to haul heavy coal trains in the South Wales valleys, which is coming to the Poppy Line for a two-year stay and will make its debut at the gala.

The William Marriott Museum at Holt Station will be open.

All day hop-on, hop-off rover tickets are �13 for adults, �12 for senior citizens, �9 for children aged five-15, and under 5s are free,

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To book tickets or for more information, call 01263 820800.