Top Green Award for Norfolk Heritage Railway

Bure Valley Railway is proud to announce that at the Heritage Railway Association Annual Awards on Saturday, 19 th March, the Railway was the winner of the HRA Award for Environmental Innovation for its work on sustainable steam.

Over the last year, the Railway has been taking a National leading role in the development and trialling of e-coal for Heritage use. This is increasingly relevant with the end of UK coal supplies and European supplies restricted with the conflict in Ukraine.

The trials have the engagement and support of The Advanced Steam Traction Trust, The Heritage Railways Association and Network Rail.

The e-coal comprises waste biomass from the Olive Oil production process, blended with coal dust, both of which would otherwise go to landfill. This blend gives a 42% reduction in CO2 emissions. The development work continues with further trials taking place this week.

The Railway was also runner up in the HRA Outstanding Visitor Attraction category.

Andrew Barnes, Managing Director, says “We are proud to be taking a leading role in role in the environmental sustainability of steam railways and at the same time recognised as one of the top steam railways in the country”