New photos offer a glimpse into Norfolk's most magical train ride. 

The Polar Express train ride at the Mid-Norfolk Railway has returned for 2023 and is expected to welcome up to 45,000 visitors over the coming weeks.

The attraction is inspired by the hit 2004 animated film of the same name and runs from Dereham Station between November and December. 

Eastern Daily Press: The Polar Express has returned to Norfolk for 2023The Polar Express has returned to Norfolk for 2023 (Image: Paul Goldsmith)The immersive experience features actors on the train who seek help from the audience to ensure they arrive on time at the North Pole.

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This year's performance features West End performers and even Doctor Who star Terry Molloy best known for his portrayal of Davros, creator of the Daleks. 

Eastern Daily Press: All aboard!All aboard! (Image: Paul Goldsmith)Paul Goldsmith, theatrical director, said: "I’m so proud of this production and the impact it has on our audience, the feedback is often so wonderful and really moving.

"Our whole team should be so proud of the combined work to make the production such a success each year."

Eastern Daily Press: The journey is packed with comedy and dancingThe journey is packed with comedy and dancing (Image: Paul Goldsmith)The show attracts visitors from across the country and has been a sell-out event since it first launched in 2017. 

Tickets are available on the Mid-Norfolk Railway website.