All weekend event

With lots to see and do during the weekend, this page has all the details of all the events to help you plan your weekend.




The event is now open at our Dereham and Wymondham Stations.

We have vehicles and stalls at Dereham, with food and drinks available at most stations.

Reenacting groups and Characters

There will be groups of reenactors with displays based at our stations.

Lots of historical characters will be present, please do ask them questions and find out about life during the war. 


Battle Re-enactment

This takes place at Dereham station each day, and is one of the highlights of the weekend, (do be aware that there are large bangs and explosions during this event.)


Sign on the Line




‘Sign on the Line’ is a Living History snapshot of a WLA recruitment drive in 1943 when entry into the Women’s Land Army was at its peak, resulting in a membership standing at some 80,000 members.


You are invited to watch the work of the ladies of the Women’s Land Army (Mid Norfolk Committee) who were the driving force behind the deployment of all land girls in the County during and after the Second World War.

Wymondham Abbey Halt is prepared for the arrival of potential recruits for the sign-up process for all young women who wish to join the WLA, and where new members can present their call up papers to collect their initial supply, prior to travelling on to their first posting to the nearby training farms where they will receive their initial instruction.





Ticket Prices - 2018

Rover tickets - valid all day on all trains



Family (up to 2 adults 3 children)


Child (aged 5 to 15)


Child (aged under 5)


Concession (Over 60s or Disabled)


Members of the Mid-Norfolk Railway




Platform tickets - not valid for travel



Train Timetable for 2018

A Weekend back in time.

We hope you enjoy the weekend, please do follow us on our facebook page (Mid Norfolk Railway - Railway at war 1940s weekend).



Contact us if you would like to provide a display or bring a vehicle.

Good to know


Event details are listed here.


1940s Weekend