The book has over 170 photographs, many of which have never been published before, of locomotives, trains, stations and people. How platform 2 is slowly emerging from the overgrown trees and vegetation being cut back. It is being restored as a railway museum, including the relaying of track. Whitwell station is also on the outskirts of reepham south of the town centre and consists of a railway siding, old station buildings and various rolling stock. Mar 29, 2017 meanwhile the team at the pine shop at reepham station carried away the larger logs for their woodburner. Old reepham railway station norwich fringe project. List of books and articles about railroad history online. The old railway station, station road, reepham, norfolk, nr10 4lj. The society is an educational and research organization collecting data and preserving it for the future. North norfolk railway, bure valley railway, north yorkshire moors railway, east lancashire railway, keighley and worth valley railway, embsay and bolton abbey steam railway, severn valley railway, ravenglass and eskdale railway, lakeside and haverthwaite railway, south tynedale railway, romney, hythe and dymchurch railway. Over the intervening years trees, ivy and brambles have colonised the platform to the extent that this was barely accessible. Reepham old station railway reepham norfolk nr10 4lj. Photos, maps, personal memories and local books of reepham.
Now, five years since he reopened the site to members of the public, it is has become a visitor attraction. Mildenhall terminus was built in the style of a through station and this. Reepham norfolk was a railway station in reepham, norfolk. Tearooms set in an victorian station rooms serving light lunches and tasty treats. The town stands on a branch of the river wensum, 6. Based alongside marriotts way it is also a great place for walkers, cyclists and horse. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or. The bure valley railway the newest, and only one in existence in aylsham, has miniature trains. Mildenhall terminus was built in the style of a throughstation and this. Whitwell and reepham railway station map norfolk, england. Reepham station rediscovering a forgotten platform. Whitwell and reepham station, reepham, united kingdom. Attractive small town, with a fine collection of 18th c. In the station there is a second hand book shop with a wide variety of books on display and they are very cheap to purchase.
Whitwell and reepham railway station, also known as whitwell station, is a former station situated in norfolk, england. The final passengers arriving at the second platform at reepham station when it closed in 1952 would no doubt have been greeted by a pristine platform kept neat and tidy by the station staff. Alan baker, 89, at the whitwell and reepham station with his book a life on. Reepham high school and college is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in reepham, a small market town in the english county of norfolk. However, there are other types of railways, including those whose units consist of single selfpropelled cars, cabledrawn railways used to ascend steep grades, and monorails whose cars. Beautifully restored station whitwell and reepham station. Other than that many of the former routes have disappeared ploughed back into the fields or reverting to woodland, though some trackbeds survive especially in the country along with disused architecture stations, bridges, signalboxes etc. The village stands on an affluent of the river wensum, 6 miles w by n from avisham, 3 nw from cawston station on the g.
Unfortunately, many of brunels station houses were destroyed in the. Forensically researched, it is in the pantheon of great railway books, and is a must read for the railway community and students of architecture and sociology. We recommend you pay a visit to the kings arms in reepham a 16thcentury coaching inn with fine ales and delicious food. The former whitwell and reepham railway station, also known as whitwell station,opened in 1882 and closed in 1959. Old reepham railway station reepham station rediscovering a forgotten platform.
North norfolk railway, bure valley railway, north yorkshire moors railway, east lancashire railway, keighley and worth valley railway, embsay and bolton abbey steam railway, severn valley railway, ravenglass and eskdale railway, lakeside and haverthwaite railway, south tynedale railway, romney, hythe and dymchurch. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you selected. It was opened in 1882 and closed to passengers in 1952 and finally shut to goods services in 1981. Reepham via marriotts way and catchback lane walk 9 39 information start point reepham market place grid reference tg100228 parking station road free car park distance 3. History of reepham, in broadland and norfolk map and. The line was used for passengers and freight goods bringing coal from the midlands to norfolk and peat, for burning, dug continue reading whitwell and reepham railway track laying plans. On reaching the road, turn left, go under the railway bridge and climb the stile and steps on the left up to marriotts way. The railway runs from wroxham to aylsham 9 miles or 14. Whitwell and reepham station 2020 all you need to know. Meanwhile the team at the pine shop at reepham station carried away the larger logs for their woodburner. Bookcases with so many choices anyone that reads will understand the need to treasure books like precious gems.
A rare survivial of a chalet station designed by the famous isambard kingdom brunel, built in 1844 in culham in oxfordshire. Phase one involves returning the station to its original layout by relaying track and restoring the station buildings. Nostalgia of 1940s descends on whitwell and reepham railway. The old brewery house has a sun dial the inscription reading i count only the sunny hours. It has a station on the east norfolk branch of the n. Railwayman alan bakers appeal to be reunited with baby he saved.
Whitwell and reepham station 2020 all you need to know before. Francis frith the uks leading publisher of local photographs since 1860. Reepham is famous for having three churches in one churchyard st. Reepham railway station 11 opened in 1848 and closed in 1965 although the line from lincoln to cleethorpes is still in use. Media in category reepham railway station the following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. The station closed in 1959 and is a notable stop on the marriotts way longdistance footpath. This section looks at the history of rail transport and haulage in reepham. Over the intervening years trees, ivy and brambles have colonised. Reepham a brief history the heritage of reepham parish. The station was originally part of the midland and great northern joint railway s branch from the main line at melton constable to norwich. The railway station is obviously the central character in the piece, but, as rays from the sun, the various.
Reepham including reepham market place, booton church. Reepham railway station11 opened in 1848 and closed in 1965 although the line from lincoln to cleethorpes is still in use. Mar 29, 2017 the final passengers arriving at the second platform at reepham station when it closed in 1952 would no doubt have been greeted by a pristine platform kept neat and tidy by the station staff. Heritage railways in england acheter english books.
British rail made the decision to close the majority of the line in 1959, leaving whitwell open for freight until 1964. The railway is a 15 inch 381 mm minimum gauge heritage railway. This engaging book examines the role of the railway station around the world, revealing a microcosm more complex and fascinating than anything our nineteenth. Marriotts way itself is a county wildlife site and passes through many interesting landscapes and.
Walk reepham via marriotts 9 way and catchback lane. Throughout the year, steam train events are held on the 1st sunday of the month, but you can visit at any time to. Whitwellandreephamrailwaystation norfolk heritage explorer. Records are then silent until 1882 and thereafter when specific mentions of a cambridge to mildenhall railway were made. Phase two is to extend the line along marriotts way to recreate the 7 miles themelthorpe curve to. Our tour round took us to whitwell and reepham station so we decided to stop and have a look.
Formerly belonging to the midland and great northern joint railway. The whitwell surgery hitchin hertfordshire east of. View all attractions near whitwell and reepham station on tripadvisor. At the time, the story made the front page of the late final edition of the.
Reepham, a small town and a parish in aylsham district, norfolk. We opened to the public in february 2009, fifty years to the day after the line was closed to passengers. Whitwell and reepham railway preservation society was formed in 2008. They will transport you to far off lands, inform you of new countries and talk to you about our rich history, so we should display these books with great pride in our homes. Reepham photos, maps, books, memories francis frith. Plans for the mildenhall thetford section were thus abandoned sometime between 1880 and 1882, at least three years before mildenhall station opened. The former coal yard and sidings are now occupied by two bungalows12. Reepham station is a good place to work since it has plenty of onsite parking and a tearoom.
Hundreds of people descended on whitwell and reepham railway for the event which featured highlights such as music from the era, wartime exhibitions of guns and rationing books, a traction engine. Both have now closed, but the buildings remain, and the rail track itself has been turned into a cycle path. Fascinating place with lots of history and great renovation. Whitwell and reepham railway steam railway norwichnorfolk. The sidings bar can provide a full lunch menu, pizzas, bbq or snacks everyday. It was an impulse buy which led to mike urry taking on a disused railway station. Reepham, a small town on the banks of the eyn, a tributary of the wensum in norfolk, 6. In the station there is a second hand book shop with a wide variety of books. The whitwell surgery hitchin hertfordshire east of england england. Jul 21, 2014 a rare survivial of a chalet station designed by the famous isambard kingdom brunel, built in 1844 in culham in oxfordshire. Michaels and all saints the latter in ruins destroyed by fire in. Sadly on the day i visited there were no trains running however there is still quite a bit to see at this station, the station is on one of the cycle paths running around norfolk on old railway trackbeds. The station was originally part of the midland and great northern joint railways branch from the main line at melton constable to norwich.1573 380 591 215 356 532 934 367 1277 609 1219 1272 1609 1340 1031 1156 296 723 1371 301 39 516 448 71 170 468 1240 898 1079 1225 1347 188