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Peppa Pig and other characters delight at Mid-Norfolk Railway’s Easter Egg-spress

PUBLISHED: 15:33 01 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:33 01 April 2018

Families flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEAD

Families flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEAD

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Easter got off to a roaring start for about 1,500 people who took a ride on a special Easster ‘Egg-spress’ train on the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

At the Mid-Norfolk Railway in Dereham on March 31. Hundreds of families took a ride to Wymondham as part of an Easter Eggspress Train. Pictured, with special guest Peppa Pig, are, Pamela Bennett, Freddy Bennett, four, and Vanessa Gooden, from Thetford. Picture: STUART ANDERSONAt the Mid-Norfolk Railway in Dereham on March 31. Hundreds of families took a ride to Wymondham as part of an Easter Eggspress Train. Pictured, with special guest Peppa Pig, are, Pamela Bennett, Freddy Bennett, four, and Vanessa Gooden, from Thetford. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Young passengers delighted in meeting Peppa Pig and the Easter Bunny, and taking part in an Easter egg hunt at each station between Dereham and Wymondham during Saturday’s event.

After each of the three services, guests made their way to Dereham Memorial Hall where they also had the chance to meet Chase, a character from the animated TV show Paw Patrol, and take part in arts and crafts activities.

Nicola Jones, event manager from organisers Railroad Events, said the line’s first-ever children’s Easter service was a stunning success.

She said: “It’s something fun for people to do as a family and it’s been huge.”

At the Mid-Norfolk Railway in Dereham on March 31. Hundreds of families took a ride to Wymondham as part of an Easter Eggspress Train. Picture: STUART ANDERSONAt the Mid-Norfolk Railway in Dereham on March 31. Hundreds of families took a ride to Wymondham as part of an Easter Eggspress Train. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Charlie Robinson, railway chairman, said: “We’re delighted. It seems to have gone extremely well. I would hope we could do it again in the future.”

Other special events planned this year for the Mid-Norfolk Railway include a couple of adults only ‘gin trains’ and the return of a popular Polar Express service in November and December.

Families flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEADFamilies flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEAD

Families flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEADFamilies flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEAD

Families flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEADFamilies flocked to Dereham for the first ever Easter Egg-spress train service on board the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which travelled to Wymondham and back. Special guests at the day included Peppa Pig, the Easter Bunny and Chase from the Paw Patrol. Picture: JOHN NEWSTEAD

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