King’s Lynn, Norfolk – Railway Station

I have been in King’s Lynn on a day trip with brother David, nephew Michael and friend Rad. We were there on a 1957 diesel electric multiple unit. If you would like to find out more about this fascinating unit, have a look at their website. Our thanks to them for maintaining this wonderful train, and for their welcome.

The railway to King’s Lynn opened in 1846, but wasn’t actually connected to Ely until 1848. A line to Narborough opened on the same day (27 October 1846), eventually opening across to Swaffham – now that line is only open as far as Middleton Towers for gravel. After we’d been to Lynn we had a ride down that freight line.

The current station dates to 1871 – Great Eastern Railway. I highly recommend the Great Eastern Railway Society – website. The station was restored in 2013, to roughly 1949 state, with British Railways branding. They did an excellent job.

The GER benches are apparently replicas – if I can’t get a North Eastern Railway bench (see my blog) – I want one of these.

The art work in the loo is interesting – church spotting in the Gents’.

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