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
Format:Hardback
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.

 

Review:

'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:

StationsPhoto
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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