Vintage steam engine to travel through Brandon, Thetford and Wymondham next Thursday

British Railways Standard 4 class 2-6-0 No. 76084. Picture: Edmund Crosthwaite

British Railways Standard 4 class 2-6-0 No. 76084. Picture: Edmund Crosthwaite - Credit: Archant

A 60-year-old steam locomotive is expected to make its way through East Anglia this week on its way to a heritage railway.

British Railways locomotive No. 76084 is booked to travel from the National Railway Museum to the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) on Thursday.

The engine has been based at the Sheringham to Holt tourist attraction since being restored in 2013.

It is fitted with equipment allowing it to work on the main line and earlier this year hauled enthusiast specials in the north west.

Now the engine is returning to the NNR to be part of its fleet for 2017.


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It will journey from York at 7am and travel along the main line to Sheringham, arriving around 6.30pm.

It is expected to travel via Brandon (3.05pm), Thetford (3.15pm), Wymondham (3.40pm), North Walsham (5.39pm) and Cromer (5.57pm). It should also have an hour layover near Norwich station at 4pm. Full timings are on realtimetrains.co.uk.

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