|This well balanced programme takes a look at the diverse railway operations of East Anglia Lincolnshire and South Numberside. This is an area rich in railway history with large sections of the network still controlled by semaphore signaIling, and more than its fair share of rural branch lines Many of these are passenger-only but some such as Wisbech survive as remote outposts of the freight network. In South Humberside meanwhile the emphasis is very much on heavy trainload freight traffic much of it to and from the port of Immingham. As a complete contrast there is a visit to the North Norfolk Railway keeping alive the traditions of a bygone era in the delighlful countryside along the Norfolk coast.|
EASTERN COUNTIES features: -
- - ECML around Peterborough including new liveried GNER train
- - Marks Tey to Norwich.
- Secondary lines
- - Peterborough to Ely, Ely to Bury St Edmunds, The Sudbury branch, Kings Lynn to Foxton, The Harwich branch, Woodbridge to Lowestoft, Lowestoft to Norwich, The Sheringham line, Great Yarmouth line via Acle, The Skegness line.
- Preserved lines
- - North Norfolk Railway.
- Freight flows
- - Wisbech pet food train, Sand from Middleton Towers, Oil to Harwich, Freightliner traffic around Felixstowe, Snailwell Scrap train, Freight traffic around Immingham including iron ore, coal, oil, and steel. Steel and Gypsum on the Flixborough branch.
- Notable Stations
- - March, Downham Market, Bury St. Edmunds, Stowmarket, Oulton Broad Nonh, Norwich, Worstead, Lincoln.
- Loco Classes
- - 47, 56, 58, 60, 86, 90, 91, 150, 153, 156, 158.
Area: UK East Anglia