What were you doing 20 years ago today, according to archive copies of our magazine 20-20 Vision, Pip Dunn amongst other things was was listening to the mighty Mega City Four in 1996, Robert and Brian were on there way up to Norfolk in the snow to fix Roberts fathers guttering and whilst they were in the area, they also visited the North Norfolk Railway which was the base for 20227.
Through the 1995 summer season 20227 had been on loan to the railway as an attraction at their diesel gala and then regularly performing on passenger trains on the line, we remained based there through the winter and worked some more trains in the Spring before moving on. They said we would always be welcome back and now twenty years later we are taking them up on the offer...
This Summer 20227 will be returning to the North Norfolk Railway in the Spring and for their diesel gala from the 10th to the 12th June 2016, taking part in specials including a photo charter, Beerex and evening dining trains. In addition being passed for mainline the loco will be utilised for the for the railways mainline services to Cromer, which will commence this Summer. Further details as they become available will be included on our events page.
In the meantime, here's a the link to Roberts 20-20 Vision Article from 1996 below -
20227 wasn't the only one of our loco's to visit the North Norfolk Railway, here's 20001 at Weybourne on the 7th September 1997.