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Superb archive pictures shine spotlight on our railway history

PUBLISHED: 15:19 07 August 2017

The 1.35 p.m. from Wells drawing into Holkham Staton. This service the Wells - Heacham line was due to be closed for passenger traffic the same week.  Dated 28 May, 1952  . Picture: Archant Library

The 1.35 p.m. from Wells drawing into Holkham Staton. This service the Wells - Heacham line was due to be closed for passenger traffic the same week. Dated 28 May, 1952 . Picture: Archant Library

To many people, trains are far more than simply a convenient mode of transport. They are an integral part of our history.

A DMU excursion train organised by the Wymondham, Dereham and Fakenham Railway Action Committee comes under the Dereham bypass at Yaxham road during the early 1980's.
 Picture: MNR Archive A DMU excursion train organised by the Wymondham, Dereham and Fakenham Railway Action Committee comes under the Dereham bypass at Yaxham road during the early 1980's. Picture: MNR Archive

These pictures from our archives will, doubtless, inspire fond recollections for many of our readers.

Amongst the images is a picture of Whitwell and Reepham Railway Station House in 1902, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary since re-opening,

A peaceful train journey through the Norfolk landscape can be a relaxing way to travel - and this is by no means a modern idea.

Pictured here is the DMU excursion train organised by the Wymondham, Dereham and Fakenham Railway Action Committee under the Dereham bypass at Yaxham road during the early 1980s.

Fakenham West staion closes, 24th February 1959. Picture: Archant Library Fakenham West staion closes, 24th February 1959. Picture: Archant Library

Finally, problems with railway service closures are also not a recent development.

The 1.35pm from Wells is pictured pulling into Holkham Station, in May 1952, the same week that the Wells - Heacham line was due to be closed for passenger traffic.

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