The length of the line is just over 5 miles and once formed part of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway[?]. The line is divided from the national rail network at Sheringham by the width of a road, and there are plans to reinstate the connection.
The NNR operates a service partly with steam and partly diesel haulage, and has a programme of seasonal special events. A museum coach has many artefacts[?] from the Midlands and Great Northern Railway.
Work started on the rebuilding of the line in 1965, on June 4, 1967, two steam locomotives were delivered. The operating company, North Norfolk Railway Co. Ltd., was launched in 1965. Two Light Railway Orders were granted. In May 1973, the railway was the scene of filming of an episode of the popular TV programme Dad's Army.
The NNR maintains a web presence at http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/