Chance to take a historic rail trip

VISITORS to the North Norfolk Railway next month can take a historic trip on the world's first 100mph steam engine. More than a century ago the City of Truro was the first steam engine to haul a train at more than 100mph - though it will be running at a much more sedate speed on the Poppy Line in September.

VISITORS to the North Norfolk Railway next month can take a historic trip on the world's first 100mph steam engine.

More than a century ago the City of Truro was the first steam engine to haul a train at more than 100mph - though it will be running at a much more sedate speed on the Poppy Line in September.

As well as hauling trains throughout the month, the City of Truro will be taking part in the Grand Steam Gala, which will also see the restored wooden-bodied Quad-Art carriages owned by the railway reunited with the tank engine that used to pull them through London in the 1920s.

Two Great Western branch line engines will also visit for the event, which will have an intensive four-train timetable on each of the three days.


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The Grand Steam Gala runs from September 4 to 6. Fares for the Gala are �13 adult, �12 senior citizen, �9 child (5 - 15), and under 5s free. A family ticket is �38.

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