Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Beeching 50 years on...

In 1963, the year of my birth, the railway network in Britain suffered a major change...


Fifty years ago tomorrow, Dr. Beeching announced his cuts...

The EDP has published a report today, and there have been others on the local news for the last few days. The image above was taken from today's paper...

I used to live in Snettisham, between King's Lynn and Hunstanton - I lived on Station Road, but the station was closed by Beeching. It would have been perfect to travel to work by train rather than drive. Enjoy this wonderful film with John Betjeman taking the route, and stopping off in Snettisham...
Wolferton station is open for the Scarecrow festival every two years. It's now a private home, but there are still timetables on the platform. How wonderful would it have been to take that line in the sun, heading for the coast... and the pier would still have been there too...


I now live a few miles from a village which used to have a station... would be really useful to have it there today...


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