Passengers transported to a bygone era thanks to Mid Norfolk Railway’s bus day

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event.
Neil Chilvers (left) and Omar Atiallah.
PHOTO: Nick Butch

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event. Neil Chilvers (left) and Omar Atiallah. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A real touch of nostalgia came to Dereham and its surrounding villages thanks to a coach and bus day organised by the Mid Norfolk Railway.

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event.
Albert Middleton at the wheel of a RML Routemaster bus.

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event. Albert Middleton at the wheel of a RML Routemaster bus. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Dozens of buses from throughout the decades lined up at the Dereham station and took passengers back in time as well as on journeys around the countryside.

Showcasing transport from the 1930s through to the 1990s the beautifully restored vehicles were invited back on the roads for a day.

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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Four free bus services operated betweehn County School North Elmham, Yaxham Station, Dereham town centre and Hardingham Station.

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Konectbus also supported the event bringing some of their modern fleet and one of their bendy buses for the public to see.

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The railway event provided 1950s heritage diesel railcars and diesel loco hauled trains to take passengers on the line between Wymondham, Dereham and Hoe.

For more information about the railway and future events visit their website.

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event.
Kim Wells on a RML Routemaster
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event. Kim Wells on a RML Routemaster PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Mid-Norfolk Railway's Coach and Bus event. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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