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.

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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