Visitors stream to Norton Hill Railway

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The never-ending fascination with steam trains brought a constant stream of visitors to Snettisham’s Norton Hill Light Railway at the weekend. Mike Schumann has opened his narrow gauge railway every year since 1989 in aid of charity.

Two steam trains were kept busy with queues of customers waiting to enjoy a one kilometre long ride through a wild flower cutting and tree-shaded route. The quarter-sized railway, with a two-foot six-inches wide track, is a miniature replica of the Yugoslav state railway rolling stock in Bosnia Hertzegovina before the break-up of the country.

This year the charity to benefit was King’s Lynn and District Round Table.

Chairman, Simon Anderson, said that organisations that would benefit would include the Lavender Hill Mob and Bridge for Heroes.

Mr Anderson said: “We are very grateful to Mr Schulmann for helping us to raise money for so many worthy causes.”

There was also a carnival atmosphere with some 20 stalls and sideshows for children and adults alike run by a number of organisations.

Children’s jousting on wheelsis pictured above, with George Wright, 3, trying his hand at a modern adaptation of a medieval sport. Picture: MLNF15PB08400