TG0921 : German tram at Whitwell & Reepham railway station (detail)

taken 6 years ago, near to Whitwell Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

German tram at Whitwell & Reepham railway station (detail)
German tram at Whitwell & Reepham railway station (detail)
One of a number of original adverts still on the tram - this one advertises a special glue with which to repair broken dentures. The tram > LinkExternal link comes from the German city of Frankfurt am Main > LinkExternal link where it was in service in the 1980s. The story as to how it ended up on a railway station in Norfolk has as yet to be told.

In 1882 two railway stations opened at Reepham and Whitwell - Whitwell station, having formed part of the Norwich City to Melton Constable leg of the M&GN which ran for a total of 21.5 miles, was closed in 1959. After years of lying derelict it was acquired by the newly formed Whitwell & Reepham Railway Preservation Society Limited with the aim of restoring the station, acquiring rolling stock and to set up a museum. By September 2008 130 metres of track had been laid and with work still ongoing, the station was re-opened to the public in February 2009 on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the closure of the M&GN (Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway). From end of March onwards weekends the station is open from 10am to 6pm - with steam engine 'Annie' running every first Sunday from midday onwards.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 September, 2012
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Roads, Road transport  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0916 2159 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.0856N 1:5.8656E
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