Two ‘Cromptons’ take centre stage at North Norfolk gala

THE North Norfolk Railway’s June 14-16 mixed traction event had mixed fortunes regarding loco availability. 

‘Deltic’ No. 55009 Alycidon had to be replaced by Spa Valley Railway Class 33 No. 33063 R. J. Mitchell, but the line-up had an unexpected boost by the arrival of another of the type. 

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A surprise at the North Norfolk Railway’s June 14-16 mixed traction event was Class 33/2 No. 33202 Dennis G. Robinson. Believed to be the first ‘Slim Jim’ ‘Crompton’ to visit the railway, it stands in platform 1 at Holt station on June 14, having arrived with the 14.20 from Sheringham. Class 20 No. 20227 is on the rear. ANDY MARRISON.

After delivering No. 33063 on June 11 the lorry went over to Dereham to collect Class 33/2 No. 33202 Dennis G. Robinson from the Mid-Norfolk Railway, where it is used by owners Sonic Rail Services on track-laying contract work. 

Read more in the July 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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