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231 viewsThe level crossing at Mill Lane Bradwell.
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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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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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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205 viewsBelton & Burgh railway station.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
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205 viewsThe waiting area for passengers wishing to travel towards Gt. Yarmouth.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
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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 Raynham Hall was withdrawn from service at Norwich in October 1959 and scrapped at Doncaster in February 1960.
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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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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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197 viewsThe end of the line Gt. Yarmouth Southtown station.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen.
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190 viewsSt Olaves station.
Courtesy of Mr J. Deen
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190 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.
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