Station celebrates its first anniversary

A railway station which re-opened 50 years after it was closed in wide-ranging cuts to Britain's railway network is celebrating its first birthday as a preservation line.

A railway station which reopened 50 years after it was closed in wide-ranging cuts to Britain's railway network is celebrating its first birthday as a preservation line.

The Whitwell and Reepham Station now runs a regular service along its short stretch of track near Reepham as well as holding special events and opening up the station building, which houses a caf�, shop and museum.

This weekend it will be holding a special celebration to mark its first year back in operation.

On Saturday and Sunday their resident steam engine, Annie, will be running with two carriages for the first.


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There will be a beer festival with more than 20 real ales available. There will also be a barbecue on the platform and refreshments inside the station building.

Parking and entrance is free. Opening times are from 10am to 10pm both days.

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