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174 viewsGreat Yarmouth suffered two major rail closured in 1959 and as a consequence the dismal scene of closed stations on once important rail links became common. Just outside Great Yarmouth and the first station on the line to London, Belton and Burgh Castle was one such station and is seen here in an unwanted and unused state on 15th July, 1963.
Courtesy RCTS/W004064
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186 viewsBack in 1911. Belton and Burgh Castle station was very much the heart iof the village and set amongst rolling countryside. No trace of the station exists today and since the location and some of the surrounding counteryside was designated for development, residential housing now covers much of the land seen here.
Courtesy of HMRS/H.F.Hilton Coll'n)
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208 viewsAn up express passes headed by Class B17/6 - 4 - 6 - 0 No 61659 East Anglian and Class B1 4 - 6 - 0 No: 61048 approches St. Olaves swing bridge in September 1958.
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202 viewsGresley designedclass B17/6 4 - 6 - 0 No:61610 Raynham Hall passes Belton with an up express in September 1958. Entering service as LNER No:2811 in August 1930. Raynham Hall was withdrawn from service at Norwich in October 1959 and scrapped at Doncaster in February 1960.
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169 viewsAn express train approches the quiet village of Belton on its journey to London.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
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198 viewsThe footbridge over the line crossing Mr Riseborough's farm down Harpers Lane off Mill Lane Bradwell.
Courtesy of Mr J Deen.
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207 viewsBridge crossing railway at Riseborough's farn Harpers Lane Bradwell / Gapton Hall Indusrrial Estate would be built on the right hand side in future years.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen
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219 viewsTrain timetable outside Gt Yarmouth South Town station.
Courtesy of Mr. J. Deen.
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197 viewsThe line from Gt. Garmouth South Town pases through Belton, on the right is the Belton Kings Head public house formally the Belton Gardens.
Couresey of Mr J.Deen.
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231 viewsThe level crossing at Mill Lane Bradwell.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
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205 viewsBelton & Burgh railway station.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
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