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Wells Harbour Railway

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Wells Next to sea Harbour Railway page

Wells Next to Sea Harbour Railway

1976 to 2021

The Wells Harbour railway was established in 1976 and opened in July of that year.

There were two stations or halts along the 1,200-yard 10+1⁄4 in (260 mm) gauge railway.

Wells harbour and Pinewoods caravan park, where the engine shed also stood.

The line ran on three diesel locomotives

Dennis-Howard-The Duke

All these diesel locomotives are now at the Lappa Valley Railway in Cornwall.

In January 1970, half a mile, the track was washed away by a storm, but the line was rebuilt and reopened for the summer season.

In April 2021, the railway's future was in jeopardy, and in September 2021, the line was closed.

The pictures below of the closed line were taken on November 14th 2021, when all the line had been ripped up apart from small parts on the level crossings.

The landowners have said a replacement service will be put in place for the summer 2022 season, but it's yet to be made public what sort of service will replace this once-run and still loved service.

Rip Wells harbour railway 1976-2021

Wells Harbour railway

during the open days.

Sadly during the railway's open days, I never went and visited and photographed this sadly lost line, I regret it now, but unfortunately, we can't turn back time.

All these pictures of the line's open days have been sourced from Wikimedia and Geograph. Many thanks to all who put these pictures online for public use.

If anyone has any pictures, they would like to add, please feel free to send me some to add to this page. Full credit will be given.

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Wells Harbour railway

After the closure in September 2021

Wells Harbour station remains 14th November 2021

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Wells Harbour railway heading towards Pinewoods and Wells Beach

The station at Pinewoods was all off-limits and fenced off, so I could sadly not get any pictures of where the old station once stood.

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Thanks all for looking from all at Norfolk's disused railways

Wells Harbour railway

1976-2021