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1083 viewsThe level crossing at Mill Lane Bradwell.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
1043 viewsTrain timetable outside Gt Yarmouth South Town station.
Courtesy of Mr. J. Deen.
1025 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 Raynham Hall was withdrawn from service at Norwich in October 1959 and scrapped at Doncaster in February 1960.
1004 viewsBelton & Burgh railway station.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
997 viewsA photograph that tells much about a booming town in the 1950's. In addition to sending insulated containers by road to Vauxhall and Southtown stations for despatch by rai, when there was sufficent demand Birds Eye used the tramway to despatch large amounts of their product in bulk direct from their premises to the national rail network fopr disrtibution. With diesel shunters at the front and rear the Birds Eye train holds traffic up as it crosses the road leading to the Haven Bridge. Other goods carried by the tramway such as timber and coal can be seen in the trucks centre left. In additionto Birds Eye and the railway tramway, many other features of Gt. Yarmouth's past are captured in this photograph including the Corporation buses, pleasure steamers and the imprewssive Breydon Bridge. It is August 1959.
991 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
977 viewsThe footbridge over the line crossing Mr Riseborough's farm down Harpers Lane off Mill Lane Bradwell.
Courtesy of Mr J Deen.
973 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.
963 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)
951 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.
934 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
915 viewsThe waiting area for passengers wishing to travel towards Gt. Yarmouth.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.