Train derails on Bure Valley Railway

PUBLISHED: 21:23 30 May 2011 | UPDATED: 08:34 31 May 2011

The Bure Valley Railway

The Bure Valley Railway


Passengers were left shaken but uninjured after a train came off the rails on the Bure Valley line on Monday afternoon.

Around 50 passengers were on the train at Brampton when the front of it derailed at 3.25pm.

Edwin Rose, 61, a retired archeologist from Reepham was travelling in the first carriage when the crash happened.

He said: “The sound was horrific. It was an awful screeching sound and when I looked out of the window I could see pebbles flying up everywhere.

“ I was sitting in the first carriage and could see through to the second carriage. I saw wheels crash up through the floor of the carriage.

“A woman was sitting directly above the wheels and her husband saw them coming up and lifted her out of the way with a fraction of a second to spare.

“When we managed to get off the train, we were told we could wait for a taxi or walk the two miles to Aylsham.”

About 20 to 30 people walked along the footpath, including a man pushing his disabled son in a wheelchair.

“When we reached a crossing a lorry stopped and offered the man and his disabled son a ride to Aylsham.” Mr Rose said.

*Were you on the train? Contact reporter Lucy Wright on 01603 772495 or email

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