Country Railway Routes

Lines around Newmarket

to Ely, Cambridge and Mildenhall

by Richard Adderson

Two of the three lines covered in this book remain important parts of the railway system. One has developed into a well‑used passenger link between major centres in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, while the other has become a vital freight artery for container traffic to and from the busy terminals at Felixstowe. The conveyance of racehorses, containers and wartime explosives have all played their part in the story, and are illustrated here. By contrast, our third line was a typical country branch line, with infrequent trains linking Cambridge to rural villages. Like so many others, it disappeared during the early 1960s.

 

 

 

Book Details

Author
Richard Adderson
Series
Country Railway Routes
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
29 May 2021
ISBN
9781910356548
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
Weight
480g
General
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history