Branch Lines

Branch Lines around Swaffham

From King's Lynn, Dereham and Bury St.Edmunds

ISBN:978 1 908174 97 0
First Published:10 December 2016
Authors:Richard Adderson & Graham Kenworthy
Series Editor:Vic Mitchell
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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The railways which ran through the East Anglian countryside and converged on the market town of Swaffham provided a vital service to their rural communities for many years, and made notable contributions in two World Wars.

However, apart from a short section retained to serve a sand quarry, they had all disappeared by late 1968. In this book we take a detailed look at the lines and the trains that ran on them in those more leisurely times.



'Swaffham and Dereham receive particular attention, as does the only surviving section of the network, from Lynn to Middleton Towers, together with the narrow-gauge lines that once served the sand workings here.'
(Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, July 2017)

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Kings Lynn 1-4
Middleton Towers 5-15
East Winch 16-20
Bilney 21
Narborough & Pentney 22-27
Swaffham 28-37, 117-120
Sporle 38
Dunham 39-45
Fransham 46-49
Fransham 46-49
Wendling 50-54
Scarning 55
Dereham 56-59
Bury St Edmunds 60-63
Ingham 64-69
Seven Hills Halt 70-72
Barnham 73-80
Thetford Bridge 81-86
Thetford South Junction 87
Thetford 88-90
Roudham Junction 91-93
Wretham & Hockham 94-98
Stow Bedon 99-102
Watton 103-109
Holme Dale 110-114
Swaffham Junction 115-116

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