Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway :: Shared Description

The line connected Gt Yarmouth (South Town) and St Olaves (Haddiscoe High Level), from where it curved into Fritton Woods. Running in north-easterly direction it entered the village of Belton. No trace of Belton & Burgh Castle station remains: the location and some of the surrounding countryside was designated for development and residential housing now covers much of this area. Running north-west from Belton to Bradwell the line passed All Saints church > LinkExternal link in the north west, crossing St Johns Road and Shortsteps via a bridge, passing Burgh Castle in the south-west. Entering Bradwell from the south-west the line ran alongside Doles Lane. Before reaching Yarmouth South Town station the railway was crossed by the old Lowestoft to Yarmouth line (closed 1970).

A railway station at Haddiscoe was first opened by the Norfolk Railway in 1847 at the Herringfleet Junction. In 1854 the Halesworth, Beccles and Haddiscoe Railway (later renamed the East Suffolk Railway Co.) was opened between those towns and extended via Darsham to Ipswich in 1859. The original Haddiscoe station was closed by the Great Eastern Railway in 1904 in favour of the current location at the junction of the Wherry Line > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link and the now closed Yarmouth-Beccles Line from London to Yarmouth. Both stations operated until withdrawal of services on the Yarmouth line in 1959 which resulted in the closure of the Haddiscoe high level station > LinkExternal link. Until closure the two stations were linked - the link being controlled by the Haddiscoe Junction signal box. The East Suffolk line crossed the then Great Eastern line via a (since dismantled) bridge > LinkExternal link just south of Haddiscoe high level station.
by Evelyn Simak
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TG4601 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton/Fritton by Evelyn Simak
TG4600 : East Suffolk line through Waveney Forest - bridged culvert by Evelyn Simak
TG4903 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton/Bradwell by Evelyn Simak
TG4702 : Gt. Yarmouth South Town to St. Olaves railway - Belton by Evelyn Simak
TG4702 : Gt. Yarmouth South Town to St. Olaves railway - Belton by Evelyn Simak
TG4601 : East Suffolk line through Waveney Forest by Evelyn Simak
TM4699 : Closed petrol station in Beccles Road (A143) by Evelyn Simak
TG4601 : East Suffolk line through Waveney Forest - Forest Lodge by Evelyn Simak
TG4702 : Gt. Yarmouth South Town to St. Olaves railway - Belton by Evelyn Simak
TG4601 : East Suffolk line through Waveney Forest - Forest Lodge by Evelyn Simak
TG4702 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton/Fritton by Evelyn Simak
TG4601 : East Suffolk line through Waveney Forest - towards St Olaves by Evelyn Simak
TG4600 : Remains of a building overgrown with bracken by Evelyn Simak
TG4904 : Doles Lane, Bradwell by Evelyn Simak
TG4600 : Old railway bridge in Fritton Wood by Evelyn Simak
TG4702 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton/Fritton by Evelyn Simak
TG4601 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton/Fritton by Evelyn Simak
TG4803 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton/Bradwell by Evelyn Simak
TG4702 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton/Fritton by Evelyn Simak
TG4601 : Overgrown trackbed of the East Suffolk mainline by Evelyn Simak
TG4702 : View along Marsh Lane by Evelyn Simak
TG4904 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Bradwell by Evelyn Simak
TG4601 : Track skirting a cattle pasture by Evelyn Simak
TG4904 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Bradwell by Evelyn Simak
TG4803 : Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway - Belton by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Tue, 26 Jan 2010, Updated: Sat, 21 Jan 2017

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