Victoria station (so named because it was built on the site of Norwich's Victoria Leisure Gardens) was the first of three former stations in and around the city to lose its passenger service, doing so during the First World War. However, the branch from Trowse Upper Junction was retained for general goods, cement and finally coal traffic for a further 70 years until electrification work on the main line brought about its closure in 1986. This view of the remaining coal concentration depot (now a Sainsbury's store and car park) and its shunting loco was taken in 1978 at a time when business was still substantial. The terminus itself was through the road bridge just visible on the extreme left and was in use as a large general goods depot until 1966. (With thanks to Bill Smith).
Location: Norwich Victoria
Company: Eastern Union Railway
Photographer: Mark Dufton
Contact photographer: Mark Dufton
Image number: 26087