Rare Great Yarmouth to York train excursion takes place this November

One of Nenta Traintours' locomotives. Picture: Ray Davies.

One of Nenta Traintours' locomotives. Picture: Ray Davies. - Credit: Picture: Ray Davies

Train enthusiasts are being given a rare opportunity this November – to ride the rails all the way to York and back.

However, this will be no ordinary trip, as they will be whisked from Great Yarmouth to the Yorkshire city in one journey.

The day will see rail-users spared the inevitable cries of 'all change' which usually accompany a train journey out of the seaside town.

The special journey is being organised by North Walsham-based rail excursion company Nenta Traintours, and will be the first of its kind out of the town.

Guided by a heritage Class 47 locomotive, the train will then take passengers through Norwich, before winding its way to the historic city of York – home to the National Railway Museum.

Passengers will then be able to either explore the city, or further travel by rail to Keighley and Skipton.

Ray Davies, Nenta proprietor, said: 'This is a rare and exciting opportunity, as Great Yarmouth seldom gets direct trains to anywhere but Norwich.

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'It will be a special occasion and – for now – is certainly a one-off.

'I cannot remember another excursion that has started in Great Yarmouth, so I'm very excited for it indeed.'

Tickets for the excursion are priced from £65.75 for standard class, £100.75 for first class, and £169.75 for premier class – which includes meals served to your seat.

The excursion departs at 6am on Saturday, November 26.

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