Steam Sunday event at Whitwell and Reepham railway is a runaway success

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event. Driver Dan Knights.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event. Driver Dan Knights.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Crowds turned out to bring in the new year at a popular steam engine event.

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event. Driver Dan Knights.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event. Driver Dan Knights.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Reepham and Whitwell Steam Sunday event launched its 2018 calendar with more than 250 visitors.

'It was fantastic,' said volunteer Chrissy Payne.

'We always get more visitors when it's cold or wet because it's a nice warm train with a roast dinner and drinks on offer, a place for kids to play, and so on. And it's just £2 for an adult and £1 for a child for a twenty minute or so journey.'

Ms Payne added: 'We're constantly looking at improving our services. As we're a charity everything we raise gets invested straight back into the railway.

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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'In 2018 we're looking at expanding the line which we run on, as well as continuing to maintain our off-track services to preserve the trains.'

The Steam Sunday event runs on the first Sunday of every month, to learn more visit www.whitwellstation.com.

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event. Steve Kennedy polishing his 1910 Burrell's co

Whitwell and Reepham Train Station Steam Sunday event. Steve Kennedy polishing his 1910 Burrell's compound engine.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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