As it was brighter today, I took Ollie on the short journey to County School Station, just past North Elmham. It is now maintained by the Mid Norfolk railway, (MNR) an organisation of volunteers who restore trains and track, and put on special events. http://www.mnr.org.uk/ They currently run trains between Wymondham and Dereham, and are attempting to restore the old line to the coast at Sheringham, via Holt. County School Station is currently the end of the line, and the tracks run out just past the end of the platform. You can see this by enlarging the photo.
At this time of year, the station cafe and visitor centre is closed, but free car parking and pedestrian access is left open for anyone interested in visiting. If you enlarge this photo, you can see the old original signs that remain.
This area has many level crossings, a hangover from the days when trains ran regularly.
The station was built in 1886, as part of the London & North-Eastern Railway. (LNER) Its main purpose was to serve the nearby County School, which became the Watts Naval School, an institution for training orphans for careers in the navy, and run by the Dr Barnardo Charity. It was closed to passenger traffic in 1952, and taken over by the MNR in 1998.
Ollie liked the change of scene, and was happy to scamper off along the nearby grassy path. But he absolutely refused to appear in a single photograph today!
Sony RX10 camera, apertures of f4 and f5.6. Most shots taken wide-angle at 24mm-35mm. All straight j-pegs from the camera, with no post-processing other than to reduce file size by 50%.