Trains set to use restored Sheringham rail crossing again

After re-opening for the first time in 46 years the restored rail crossing at Sheringham is set to be used again as a visiting engine passes over it next month.

British Railways' Britannia class loco, Oliver Cromwell, the engine that brought the first train over the Poppy Line's re-opened Sheringham level crossing last March, is set to return with the Railway Touring Company's 'Broadsman' London to Holt train, and will be going over the crossing on Saturday, March 26.

The train is scheduled to cross towards Holt at about 2.10pm, returning at around 4pm.

The restored Sheringham crossing re-opened last March for the first time in 46 years, since it was closed in the 1960s pruning of rural branch lines. The �140,000 project took years to be shunted from dream to reality.

Besides the March visit, two other crossing specials have so far been planned.

UK Railtours will be running to Holt from London on May 7 with a train hauled by two giant class 66 diesel engines, and the first special outward bound from Holt will be NENTA Tours' Holt to York and Scarborough train on July 9, hauled by a vintage diesel loco.

Seats on these trains must be booked with the tour operators, tickets are not available from the North Norfolk Railway.

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