Gallery Group – Eastern

Gedney Station photographed in 2009, was situated on the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway’s line from Little Bytham to Melton Constable, where branches fanned out to Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Norwich City (Alan Simpson)
Louth station as it appeared in 1989. Fortunately, this building (the finest on the line) was Grade II listed, but that makes it all the more astonishing that it was subjected to this level of neglect. August 1989 (Jeff Vinter)
Louth station, restored to its original splendour. February 2009 (Bob Hipgrave)
Cockfield station was situated on the GER line from Long Melford to Bury St. Edmunds, which closed in April 1961. 2008 (Alan Simspon)
Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk, a terminus which was also the junction of separate branch lines from Heacham, north of King’s Lynn, and County School, north of Wymondham. 2008 (Alan Simpson)
Cowbit station, seen here in 2009 with its accompanying signal box, was the last station on the March–Spalding line before Spalding was reached (Chris Bedford)
Another forlorn site that has seen better days is Boston Sleeper Works in Linconshire, which is actually 2 miles outside Boston. In its heyday, this factory produced sleepers for the whole of the Great Northern Railway’s extensive network using Baltic timber which arrived on site, by rail, from Boston Docks. 2009 (Chris Jennings)
Another view of Boston Sleeper Works. about. Although Woodhall Junction to Boston closed in 1963, track remained in place for another year to serve the depot. Apart from the truncated chimney, the works are surprisingly intact. 2009 (Chris Jennings)
This is the station master’s house at Dersingham between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton which, rather unusually for an East Anglian railway station, is constructed of stone rather than the more usual brick; it is now a private residence, but can be seen clearly from the public highway. 2015 (Rob Davidson)
The next station up the line was Snettisham, where the station master’s house and station frontage can be viewed from the public highway. 2015 (Rob Davidson)
The former station master’s house at Heacham. The station was built about a mile west of Heacham village. 2015 (Rob Davidson)
The first station on the branch out from Heacham was Sedgeford, which an enthusiastic owner is restoring – including the signal box 2015 (Rob Davidson)
This is Dersingham Station in 2015 as a builders yard looking south towards King’s Lynn. The signal box can be seen in the distance on the right (Rob Davidson)