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There are 7 pages of railways in this region.
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Alfred Dodman

Gazelle in the Museum of Army Transport, Beverley in July 1986. Built by Alfred Dodman in 1893 for William Birkett as a 2-2-2WT, the locomotive was later sold to the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway where it was rebuilt as a 0-4-2WT in 1911. Now to be found on the Kent ... [Colin Miller]

Bishops Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Branch (Great Eastern Railway)

Grub’s up for an eager diner at the former Rayne station on 7th July 2016. Known at the time as the “Booking Hall”, the premises were in use as a café for users of the Flitch Way. The Mk 2 coach was serving as a museum for the original railway ... [Mark Dufton]

Bressingham Steam Museum

Britannia Pacific No 70013 Oliver Cromwell simmers in the leafy setting of Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens in August 1978. The engine was in a kind of limbo, isolated from the national network and, as seen here, steamed just to provide brief cab rides for visitors. After becoming a purely ... [Mark Dufton]

Broom Green Junction to Wroxham Line (East Norfolk Railway)

Scene on the 15' gauge Bure Valley Railway near Buxton, Norfolk, in June 2005. [Ian Dinmore]

Clacton-on-Sea Railway

Early afternoon at Clacton on August Bank Holiday Monday 1978. 37026 and its excursion stock are berthed in platform 4 while the passengers enjoy themselves on the beach and pier. Another excursion train headed by 47252 is in the carriage sidings behind the camera. Station staff will be taking it ... [Mark Dufton]

Colchester, Stour Valley, Sudbury and Halstead Railway

On Thursday 23rd April 1953 two workmen were busy at Sudbury station updating the running in boards. Their job was to replace the pre-nationalisation signs with the blue enamel versions that identified the station as being BR Eastern Region. Just as they were fixing one of the new boards in ... [Mark Dufton]

Colne Valley and Halstead Railway

The authentic image of an early 1960s country branch line, as lovingly re-created on the Colne Valley Railway in April 2015. Unfortunately, that feeling of authenticity had just grown to include impending closure, tracklifting and demolition of the buildings. The previous month, the society had learned that they had to ... [Mark Dufton]

List of locations in this area

Bressingham Bures Buxton, Norfolk 

Chappel and Wakes Colne Clacton 

Halstead Hythe 

Long Melford 

Mount Bures Level Crossing Museum of Army Transport, Beverley 


Sible and Castle Hedingham Sudbury Sudbury (Old) 

White Colne Wroxham