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Abandoned Lines and Stations : A miscellaneous collection of photos of disused stations and lines throughout East Anglia. Some of these shots were taken nearly 40 years ago. A lot has changed in that time, Some of the stations no longer exist having disappeared under housing estates and road improvements. Bridges and other infrastructure are disappearing at an increasing rate.  References used for dates and information unless otherwise stated,  Forgotten Railways (East Anglia) R.S. Joby and A Regional History of The Railways of Great Britain Volume 5 by Don Gordon.

Contributions to this album would be very welcome.

Other related sites:-

Berney Arms Web.  Railways in the Great Yarmouth area.   http://berneyarms.co.uk/html/yarmouth/rail/railway.htm

The Reshaping of The Stour Valley Line.  The effects of the closure of this line including a photo gallery.  http://stourline.co.uk

  Disused Stations Site.  Nick Catford's excellent resource..    http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/

Kings Lynn to Hunstanton you tube.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyp3wBqCuvE

Video from 1961 of a class 31 at Rodbridge level Crossing, Long Melford. on the Stour Valley Line.   http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/98971

Wisbech and Upwell Tramway. Film from 1961 http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/139644

Last Train From Aldeburgh. Silent film from 10th September 1966.  http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/517

Highly recommended. Excellent collection of disused stations on flickr here:-  http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-pelican-railways/

Colour film from 1959 featuring The Cambridge to Mildenhall branch :-http://lode.ccan.co.uk/content/catalogue_item/cambridge-to-mildenhall-line-2

Abandoned Lines and Stations

eastanglianrailwayarchive

A miscellaneous collection of photos of disused stations and lines thr ...

Updated: Jul 29, 2014 10:59pm PST

LMS Ivatt Class 2MT No 46443 on the SVR : A Matt Fielding photo charter

LMS Ivatt Class 2MT No 46443 on the SVR

Stephen Leek

A Matt Fielding photo charter

Updated: Jul 29, 2014 12:37pm PST

North West trains, 2014 : My 2014 photos from the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and other lines in north west England

North West trains, 2014

andrewstransport

My 2014 photos from the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and other lines in ...

Updated: Jul 29, 2014 7:09am PST

AROUND WESTON-SUPER-MARE 2014. : UPDATED 28th JULY 2014.

AROUND WESTON-SUPER-MARE 2014.

Transportmedia

UPDATED 28th JULY 2014.

Updated: Jul 28, 2014 5:16am PST

Deutsche Bahn: Schleswig Holstein; July 2014 : A short trip to see the Marschbahn, which was busier than normal due to closure of the main line from Germany to Danemark through Flensburg. All freight was diverted and hauled by Kolumna power. The unelectrified section is between Esjberg and Itezehoe which meant that instead of one or two locos working over and over, it was a large and mixed fleet of Kolumnas. Bonus shots are the ICs hauled by 218s (x8 per day), the autozug trains also 218 hauled, and the hauled Altona~Westerland NOB regional trains. Slighter downer was reduction of the MAK DE2700 diesels, which are being replaced by Siemens ER20 DE2000 locos. The trip kicked off at the ridiculously busy Hamburg Harburg station, a massive quantity of freight in just one hour. All in all, a superb trip with wonderful weather.

Deutsche Bahn: Schleswig Holstein; Ju...

MainlineSouth

A short trip to see the Marschbahn, which was busier than normal due t ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2014 11:02am PST

Slovenia: Bohinj ( Wocheiner ) Railway, 2014 : 72 photos of a trip behind a Kriegslok on this line in western Slovenia, from Jesenice, near Austria, to Nova Gorica, on the Italian border.

Slovenia: Bohinj ( Wocheiner ) Railwa...

andrewstransport

72 photos of a trip behind a Kriegslok on this line in western Sloveni ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2014 10:03am PST

Wainwright H Class charter : A Jon Bowers organised photo charter on the Bluebell Railway.Poor light and rain did their best to spoil any photo opportunities during the day.The sun did eventually put in an appearance with some late afternoon sun south of Horsted Keynes.
Thanks to Jon and the Bluebell crew for their hard work during the day.

Wainwright H Class charter

Stephen Leek

A Jon Bowers organised photo charter on the Bluebell Railway.Poor ligh ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2014 8:57am PST

Tanfield Railway : Websites:
http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk/

http://tanfield-railway.blogspot.co.uk/

Tanfield Railway

mattdphotos

Websites: http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk/ http://tanfield-railway. ...

Updated: Jul 24, 2014 4:37pm PST

On the slow train to East Grinstead : In February 2013 I was banished from the relative sophistication of Three Bridges to the back of beyond that is East Grinstead, and set to remain there for up to 2 years, I thought I would use the time to chronicle the comings and goings over the railway into the town. Despite East Grinstead being only 440 yards further from London Bridge than Three Bridges the fastest train in the morning takes almost an hour as compared to 35 to 40 minutes. 

On the plus side it is quite scenic, especially the climb through the Surrey Hills and there are the three steel truss viaducts - Riddlesdown, Oxted and Cook's Pond - which are rather unusual in SE England and, of course, the reconnection of the Bluebell Railway to the national network, after almost 50 years of isolation, is an exciting development.

So come with me for a journey aboard the train of delights that is Snail Rail

On the slow train to East Grinstead

nick86235

In February 2013 I was banished from the relative sophistication of Th ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2014 2:09pm PST

Goblin : My first encounter with the Gospel Oak to Barking Line was in the late 1960s when with the son of a neighbour we caught the train, a DMU of course, to Barking from Kentish Town. I don't remember much else to be truthful. Over the years its fortunes have waxed and waned, I recall that in the 1980s, when I was living in Forest Gate in East London, there was very little freight traffic over the route owing to weight restrictions on some parts of the line. Today it is enjoying a renaissance thanks to the injection of upgrade funds from Transport for London and Network Rail, although it no longer hosts boat trains from St Pancras to Tilbury as it did in years gone by.<br />
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The line's history is quite complicated, what we know today as a single integrated route was in fact two railways. The oldest was the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction which opened in 1868. Originally owned by the Great Eastern (who promoted it) it later fell into the hands of the Midland and, later still, became a joint Midland &amp; GER operation. East of what is now South Tottenham is the route of the Tottenham and Forest Gate which opened in 1894 and was a Midland and London Tilbury &amp; Southend undertaking. Today the 'join' between the two lines at South Tottenham is still quite evident by the track geometry!<br />
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Being non-electrified there are a number of decent shots from overbridges and stations, the bridge shots often needing steps foir a decent view. Until 2009 the line boasted a mechanical signal box at Harringay Park and a slew of both motor worked and manual semaphores. Now it's LED colour lights, which control both a busy freight scene and also LOROL's 15 minute interval passenger service with new class 172 Turbostars.

Goblin

nick86235

My first encounter with the Gospel Oak to Barking Line was in the late ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2014 1:48pm PST

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