TG2608 : Thorpe Bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Thorpe st Andrew, Norfolk, Great Britain

Thorpe Bridge
Thorpe Bridge
The Bittern Line crosses the River Yare. It was the scene of a fatal rail accident in 1874
In 1874, whilst still awaiting inspection before the new line could be opened, a tragic and devastating accident occurred near to the eastern bridge at Thorpe when two trains collided. The London to Yarmouth Express train had been delayed at Norwich and would usually be given straight passage through, any other trains heading from Great Yarmouth were held on a side track at Brundall until it had passed. Confused communications between stations meant that the mail train heading to Norwich was given the go ahead to proceed before the express train had gone though. Despite desperate attempts to telegraph messages of the error through to Brundall, it was too late to stop the mail train which collided at high speed with the oncoming express train. The explosion could apparently be seen in Norwich, 25 people were killed and hundreds of others were seriously injured
Bittern Line
The Bittern Line is a railway line from Norwich to Cromer then Sheringham in Norfolk. It is one of the most scenic in the East of England traversing the Norfolk Broads on its route to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the North Norfolk Coast. Named after the Bittern a rare wetland bird. The Line opened 1874-7.
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River Yare
The River Yare rises south of Dereham in Norfolk. It flows generally eastward past Norwich to its mouth at Great Yarmouth. It is one of the main rivers flowing through the Norfolk Broads.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2636 0829 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.5087N 1:20.5815E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2631 0823
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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