A beloved Norfolk railway has announced a new addition will join its fleet this Easter.

A 1956 Austerity engine is set to arrive at the North Norfolk Railway this week where it will be one of six engines running on The Poppy Line.

The Austerity 3844 No.22 is usually based at the Appleby to Frodingham Railway.

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The engines were designed to be mass-produced during the Second World War to make the most of the scarce materials available.

Austerity engines became a huge success and continued to be produced into the 1960s.

Eastern Daily Press: The new addition will allow for a full service to run over the busy seasonThe new addition will allow for a full service to run over the busy season (Image: North Norfolk Railway)

The new arrival will cover some of the other engines while they undergo maintenance.

The five-and-a-half-mile heritage line runs along the Sheringham coastline before turning inland through the countryside between Weybourne and Holt.

Two weeks ago the railway opened its bookings for the year with the introduction of comedy dining nights as well as sausage and mash trains.

It comes after the railway was announced as one of the most scenic train journeys in the UK.