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A big day out on the world's smallest public railway

Regular steam trains from the seaside town of Wells next the Sea to the beautiful village of Walsingham, with it's famous Abbey and shrines. Sit back and enjoy the nostalgic and atmospheric sights, sounds and smells of steam travel. Clanking over and under bridges, past a hill-fort and an abandoned platform, you get to choose between a mooch in Walsingham or the hustle and bustle of the beach and shops of Wells.

Beautiful views, wildflowers, butterflies, birds of prey, brown hare and deer all help to make your journey with us a memorable one. Childrens' activities during every holiday and lots of events to choose from. Free parking, wifi, toilets, cafe and gift shop, crazy croquet and picnic pods.

New - Debbie's Studio has opened a gallery shop at our Wells station, offering hand-made local crafts and art to suit all tastes and pockets.

Notice Board

SERVICE UPDATE SAT 14TH DECEMBER - Due to those pesky wind gusts we can only run our 12.45pm service from Wells today, round trip returning to Wells Station at 14.00.

 

Twelve Days of Christmas at the WWLR! - come along for a festive steam train ride as we open for 12 days ahead of Christmas.  Trains running as follows;

Friday 6th to Monday 9th,  Friday 13th to Monday 16th & 20th to 23rd December.  3 trains daily (timetable 3).  Booking not required. Standard fares apply.

Hot drinks, breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats available in the Signal Box Cafe.  

Studio Line Designs will be open for business PLUS more local talent with Christmas stalls at Wells Station!

 

What's happening

This is the perfect time of year to spot the huge variety of native butterflies that inhabit the line. They float along beside you like dolphins do a ship; it's a magical experience.

Keep an eye out for workshops and events being run by our talented Studioline Designs, or just pop in and browse their wonderful array of local art and craft.

And, as ever, just stroll along to enjoy the friendly atmsophere and whilst here, partake of some scrummy refreshments in our signal box cafe.

 

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

Looking for something to do in your spare time?  Looking to be part of a friendly, busy and varied team?  Looking to bring your experience or learn new skills?

Join the WWLR team and we can help on all those fronts!  We are currently seeking friendly, enthusiastic volunteers for the following roles:

Engineering Assistants - to help our Chief Engineer with all aspects of looking aftre our locos, rolling stock and ancilliary equipment. Usually one day per week with our engineer under supervision then other days on delegated work if available.

Guard - in charge of the train on it's eight mile round trip, dealing with passengers, working with the driver to ensure a punctual friendly service is provided. Full training provided.

Duty Manager - in charge of all train movements throughout the day, supporting the train crews, being the person responsible for operating a service for the passengers.  This is a safety critical role and full competency-based training will be provided.

Platform Assistants - being the meeters and greeters for the railway at Wells & Walsingham, assisting passengers with baggage, puschairs etc, keping the platform tidy,  helping direct them and supporting the guard at busy periods.

P-Way gang - supporting our Operations Manager to keep on top of our four miles of track, track-bed, crossings, points and banks.  This is a fun, interesting job and full training is provided, along with safety workwear.

Steam-raising - an early morning shift that prepares the steam loco for service. This is hard work but a hugely satisfying role. The oohs and aahs from the public as your gleaming engine moves out of the engine-shed first thing is a great feeling; your work sets the standard of the railway.

Garders/general maintenance - helping to make the place look clean, in good order and presentable for our passengers, also assisting with the restoration of our Victorian GER carriages.

Volunteer expenses and refreshments provided; plus the opportunity to help our wonderful little railway thrive for the enjoyment of thousands in the future.

Contact the office to get more information or pop in and see us. 01328 711630 or wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com

Walsingham - a wonderful place to live, work and visit

For a comprehensive view of Walsingham village please check out http://www.walsinghamvillage.org

Where We Are

Wells next the Sea (free parking) NR23 1QB

Walsingham (nearby pay and display parking) NR22 6BU

See location of Wells and Walsingham Light Railway on Google maps