Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Garrett 2-6-0+0-6-2 No.3 Norfolk Hero

The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is found at Wells-Next-the-Sea in Norfolk.

It is renowned for being the longest 10 1/4 inch Gauge Railway in the World at 4 miles.

The line runs from Wells-Next-the-Sea to Walsingham, with two intermediate Halts, Warham st. Mary & Wighton/Seton’s Halt.

At Walsingham there is run-round loop and platform.

The line uses the original trackbed of the Great Eastern Railways Wymondham, Wells Harbour Line.

Trains are usually hauled by the Unique 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garrett No.3 Norfolk Hero, although a diesel sometimes takes over.

The Railway is also building a new Garrett with the same wheel arrangement, to a similar design. This loco will numbered 6 be named Norfolk Heroine.

At Wells Station there is the Engine Sheds and Workshop, A Signal Box converted into a Café and Car parking facility’s.

The line has not had a big history of locomotives, although the line had an 0-6-0T No.1 Pilgrim, this was replaced by Norfolk Hero in 1987.

The line operates every Day from March till November.

Website: http://www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk/

Line Length: 4 miles

Operational Locomtives:

  • Neil Simkins 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garrett No.3 Norfolk Hero
  • WWLR 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garrett No.6 Norfolk Heroine (Officially named, nearing completion)
  • Alan Keef 0-6-0DH No.2 Weasel (Toby Lookalike)
  • Bo-BoDH No.4 Norfolk Harvester

Gallery:

Norfolk Hero in Cutting

Heading under one of the original Bridges

Wells-on-Sea Station

(All Pictures: © Copyright Ashley Dace and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)

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