The North Norfolk Model Engineering Club was left homeless in 2019 after loosing their site at Holt station where they had been based for 16 years. The North Norfolk Railway heritage line, which owns Holt station, asked the club to move to make space for a new heritage signal box from Reedham Junction.
Now, the club is celebrating after the Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust stepped in to offer them a new venue at County School Station in North Elmham, near Dereham. County School Station, which forms part of the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR), is being used by the North Norfolk Model Engineering Club (NNMEC) throughout the summer.
The site, located at North Elmham, between Dereham and Fakenham, has not been used since the Dereham to Wells line lost its passenger service back in 1964. But in 2019, an agreement was struck to let NNMEC move in due to the redevelopment of its previous home at Holt Station on the North Norfolk Railway.
The NNMEC is now running trains every Sunday until the end of August from 11am to 4pm, weather permitting, on what has been named the Wensum Valley Miniature Railway.
Further information is available following this link https://www.derehamtimes.co.uk/news/trains-back-at-county-school-mid-norfolk-railway-9121166