Ely to Kings Lynn
Kings Lynn Railway Station in 2013
First Capital Connect class 365536 EMU leaves Kings Lynn over the crossing at Tennison Ave on a train to Ely and London in 2013.
LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 no 45699 Galatea at Kings Lynn with a private steam charter on Sunday 19th May in 2013
The video below of this charter starts on the Saturday night be for when Galatea came to Kings Lynn with the ECS. I went to Whittlesea but a class 66 on a container train came the other way at the same time!
We see then see Galatea being got ready at Kings Lynn on the Sunday morning and leaving the station. Then on the Monday Galatea is on the way back wit the ECS again I went to Whittlesea .
LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 no 45699 Galatea at Kings Lynn with a private steam charter on Sunday 19th May in 2013 in HD
No one was suppose know about this train, which was a birthday bash, but there were loads of people out with cameras.
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The town of Kings Lynn is to north of Cambridge and is at the mouth of the River Ouse as it enters the Wash. Kings Lynn is a port which used to have a had a lot of rail traffic to and from the docks but this has now stopped.
Kings Lynn railway station is on the Great Eastern main line from Cambridge This line is now called the Fen Line. Overhead wires electrified at 25 kV AC were put in when the line from Cambridge to Ely was electrified.
There are three stations along the line between Kings Lynn and Ely still open they are:-
Watlington station. This station was called Magdalen Road befor it closed. The station was reopened in 1975 as Magdalen Road. Then in 1989 it was renamed back to its original title of Watlington which it was called when it first opened.
Downham Market. This is the biggest small town on the line
Littleport. This is a large village
There was a railway line to Hunstanton from Kings Lynn which also used the Great Eastern station, it trains had to reverse in the station with a 2nd steam engine often waiting to speed things up .
There was also a line to Derham from Kings Lynn opened by the Lynn and Dereham Railway, which is now closed apart from the first few miles to Middleton Towers that is freight only and sees trains of sand on most days of the working week.The M and GNJR had its own station on the outskirts of Kings Lynn called South Lynn which closed in 1959 when the M&GN did. There were passenger trains that ran between between the two Kings Lynn stations.
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