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Bank Holiday fun on Eaton Park Railway

Eaton Park Miniature Railway will be holding its second fund-raising day for the Norwich Lord Mayor’s charity.

Miniature trains will run during the afternoon of Monday August 27, with all fare revenue being donated to the Lord Mayor councillor Martin Schmierer’s chosen charity, The Feed Foundation.

Local steam, electric and internal combustion locos will be present and it is hoped that visiting locos will attend.

The railway already holds a popular Children in Need Day at the end of the season and the Lord Mayor’s Fund Day has now also become a regular fixture.

Trains will be running from 1pm until 5pm and will operate every few minutes, weather permitting.

The Lord Mayor will open the proceedings at 1pm at Parkside Station on the mainline track.  Park visitors are invited to bring a picnic and watch the trains go by.

The Lord Mayor’s charity will also have a publicity stall outside the miniature railway station.

In the event of foul weather, alternative arrangements will be made.

Below: a scene from last year’s event.

Pudsey’s back at Eaton Park Miniature Railway

Pudsey Bear will return to Eaton Park Miniature Railway Mainline  this Sunday, October 8, to entertain families and raise funds for Children in Need.

This will be Pudsey’s sixth annual visit to the railway, owned and operated by Norwich and District Society of Model Engineers, where he will ride on trains and make small children smile!

There will be all sorts of hand-made steam, electric and internal combustion engines in operation, pulling passenger trains around 800m of track.

Club chairman Barry Fane said: “The Children in Need fundraiser is a big day for us. We always look forward to Pudsey’s visit and the children love to meet him!”

Mike Riches, owner of a replica BR Southern Region Class 73 locomotive said: “Children in Need is always a super day for us drivers. It’s always great fun taking the public around for this worthwhile cause and at the same time working my locos really hard”

October 8 will be the final formal operations day for the railway until Christmas so it’s a great opportunity for families to come and have some fun, all for a good cause. Last year the society was able to donate over £500 to the appeal.

Trains will operate every few minutes from 1pm-5pm, , weather permitting. Pudsey will be there until around 4pm. Bring a picnic and watch the trains go by.

  • In the event of bad weather, other arrangements will be made.
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