Country Railway Routes

Wymondham to Wells

featuring the Mid-Norfolk Railway

by Richard Adderson & Graham Kenworthy

This historic line was laid on fairly level ground in beautiful countryside, which is illustrated in many of the pictures. A wide variety of locomotives on both goods and passenger traffic adds to the interest.

Following the gradual abandonment of the line by British Rail, a number of tourist and heritage railways have become established along the route, and these later developments are fully covered in this book.



'It is a common misconception that Norfolk is boringly flat and devoid of industry, true it is neither alpine nor a wasteland of smoke belching heavy industry, but it is definitely undulating and was possessed of many fine industrial buildings. The photographs in the Wymondham to Wells book highlight this diversity. They also range from the steam era through into modern preservation.'
(The Journal of The Stephenson Locomotive Society, May/June 2020, No.923, Vol.96)

'It shows a railway prospering, then falling into decline, then, in the case of the Mid-Norfolk Railway, coming back to life in preservation. A splendid tale told, especially seeing the restoration of so many fine buildings... All photographs have reproduced well.'
(British Railway Modelling, April 2020)

'...a remarkable 'now and then' pot pourri picture album.'
(Steam World, Issue 394, April 2020)

Book Details

Richard Adderson & Graham Kenworthy
Country Railway Routes
Middleton Press Ltd
15 February 2020
05 December 2020
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Wymondham 1-9
Wymondham Abbey 10-11
Kimberley Park 12-18
Hardingham 19-28
Thuxton 29-33
Yaxham 34-39
Yaxham Light Railway 38-39
Rashs Green 40
Dereham 41-58
North Elmham 60-65
County School 66-71
Ryburgh 72-78
Fakenham 79-80
Fakenham East 81-88
Fakenham Tunnel 89-91
Walsingham 93-96
Walsingham W&WLR 97
Wighton Halt 98-101
Warham W&WLR 102
Wells W&WLR 103-104
Wells 105-106
Wells on Sea 107
Wells next the Sea 108-115
Wells Harbour Branch 116-118
Wells Harbour Railway 119-120