TM4796 : National Express Unit 170272 passes Somerleyton

taken 7 years ago, near to Somerleyton, Suffolk, Great Britain

National Express Unit 170272 passes Somerleyton
National Express Unit 170272 passes Somerleyton
Somerleyton station is on the Norwich to Lowestoft line and situated on the edge of the Somerleyton Marshes. The station building, which appears to never have had a canopy, has been converted into a private dwelling house. The building has its own water tank. A narrow lane, Station Road descends towards the level crossing at the western end of the platforms which is also the only way for pedestrians to cross from one platform to the other. A track leading into the Somerleyton marshes continues on the other side of the line. The station was opened by the Norfolk Railway in June 1847 and later operated by the GER (Great Eastern Railway) and by the London and North Eastern Railway. It is presently managed by National Express East Anglia. It was Samuel Morton Peto* - he took over the Somerleyton Estate in 1844 and had developed a great interest in the railway system - who brought the railway to Somerleyton. [*Samuel Peto's greatest work was the building of the Eastern Counties railway, in sections, from London to Yarmouth, Wymondham to Dereham, Ely to Peterborough, Chatteris to St Ives, Norwich to Brandon, London to Cambridge and Cambridge to Ely.]

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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 17 June, 2010
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Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 479 965 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.6199N 1:39.1096E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 479 965
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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