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Eastern Main Lines
Diss to Norwich
including Bressingham Steam Museum
by Richard Adderson & Graham Kenworthy
As the northern section of the route from Liverpool Street to Norwich, this important main line has changed greatly over the years, with the closure of the intermediate stations and, in later years, electrification.
We start with a detailed look at the fascinating Bressingham Steam Museum, and, in complete contrast, also visit the long-forgotten rural railway through Ashwellthorpe.
'The 20 miles route from Diss to Norwich Thorpe station is very well detailed with the aid of captioned photographs and old survey maps... The 120 photographs and associated maps with facsimiles of timetables and tickets amply describe this short but interesting section of railway through part of eastern England.'
(The Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, No.166, Winter 2018/19)
'Another excellent title in the series and up to the usual standards.'
(SLS Journal, January/February 2019, No. 915, Vol. 95)
'Norwich is justifiably given extensive coverage, and special moments include the inaugural run of the southbound 'East Anglian' on September 27 1937, when specially streamlined 'B17' 4-6-0 No. 2859 and its rake of immaculate, brand new and specially built Gresley teak coaches managed the run to London in 135 minutes, inclusive of a stop at Ipswich.... Another good Middleton book.'
(Steam World, Issue 379, January 2019)
'The bulk of the volume follows the usual MP format of looking at every station, halt, industrial siding and other point of interest along a specific route.... Essential local history.'
(Heritage Railway, Issue 247, Oct-Nov 2018)
'This latest volume in the Middleton Press survey of the network opens with a chapter on Bressingham, focusing on the early years.'
(The Railway Magazine, December 2018)
- Richard Adderson & Graham Kenworthy
- Vic Mitchell
- Eastern Main Lines
- Middleton Press Ltd
- 22 September 2018
- 20 September 2023
- 240 x 174 mm
- 96 Pages
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
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