Cab Rides Around The British Isles: Norwich to Sheringham via Cromer
Hop into the cab of an Anglia Railways Sprinter 150257 in August 2001 departing from Norwich at 11.53am and bound for Sheringham. Ride the ‘Bittern Line’ and stop off at Hoveton and Wroxham before tackling the single line to Cromer. Enjoy views of the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway, before switching ends at Cromer – destination Sheringham. Full return journey too!
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This Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of an Anglia Railways Sprinter 150257 on 13th August 2001 departing from Norwich at 11.53 and bound for Sheringham. At Thorpe Junction we take the route towards Lowestoft and at Whittingham Junction we progress on to the ‘Bittern Line’. We pass through Salhouse and then stop at Hoveton and Wroxham before taking the single line to Cromer. We see the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway and our driver sounds the horn to acknowledge a steam locomotive in view. Our next station is Worsted followed by North Walsham where a Class 66 is in the oil terminal there. Next we run through Gunton and Roughton Road before arriving at the terminus of Cromer. Our driver changes ends so that our service can proceed to Sheringham. At the stop blocks we can see the preserved North Norfolk Railway which was once connected across the road here. The link has since been reinstated so that trains can pass between Sheringham and Cromer once more on an occasional basis. We retrace our footsteps and return to Norwich. Our driver was Sarah Swanston, one of the first female drivers in the Anglian region.
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