TM3088 : Site of Earsham Bomb siding

near to Flixton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Site of Earsham Bomb siding
Site of Earsham Bomb siding
This is the site of the concrete loading bay and accociated siding used for war traffic. The bombs and supplies came here from the ammunition factories for transportation to the airfields or Earsham bomb dump at Earsham hall. Then they were dropped by the Americans on Germany. The local airfields are Flixton/Bungay and Seething. 625 trains with 21,038 wagons and 200,000 tones of freight used the line in a period of 3 years.
After the war excess bombs were loaded up for dumping at Sea and the siding was still in place up to 1960 when this section of the Waveney Valley Railway was closed and lifted.
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2009
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Friday, 27 November, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 27 November, 2009
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Bomb siding (remains of)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 309 880 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.4733N 1:23.7976E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 310 880
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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