FAKENHAM GREAT EASTERN LINES 

Welcome to www.Norfolksdisusedrailways.com Fakenham and surrounding areas page including Norfolks orbital bridges on the amazing Great eastern walk at Fakenham.All pictures from this page are taken in Fakenham and local lines

Bridge remain just out side Wells next to sea Norfolk on the wells to fakenham line 

wells next to sea railway bridge

Disused railway hut by the wells Fakenham road Junction on the b1105 Fakenham road junction and crossing cottage.This hut would been part of a disused level crossing from the Fakenham wells railway

railway remain houghton saint giles

Next is the bridge in Fakenham from the great eastern railway Wymondham,East Dereham to Fakenham and Wells railway at Holt road.This bridge is accessible by foot with ease by parking up at greenways lane in fakenham and following the public foot path to a short walk to this amazing old railway ruin

The first picture is taken from holt road in fakenham from the road side and the next ones are from what was the track bed for the railway 

holt road fakenham
Fakenham railway bridge
Fakenham railway bridge
Fakenham railway bridge

Fakenham west station in fakenham on hepton road in the jewsons carpark

the station opened in 1880 as fakenham town station and renamed fakenham west on 27th September 1948.The station closed in 1959 all that remains is this plaque and small platform remain.Close to the remain is what seems to be derelict land what was most likely the stations land now derelict and used as storage 

Fakenham west station
Fakenham west station

What seems to be station land now derelict.You can see the jewsons sign to the right that's where the platform remain stands

fakenham hempton road

Next is the great eastern walk starting just after the fakenham west railway station/jewsons at Hempton road from behind Fakenham tyres not kings way tyres where I went and ended walking down by the horse racing track and the wrong side of the river at first I thought the walk was over grown but how wrong I was I managed to get over the river by back tracking (all part of the fun)the walk is a amazing walk and highly recommend to anyone with a railway history interest.I Parked up from Hempton road in a lay by and a five minute walk and was at the wrong tyre centre but at the start of the walk in theory my fault getting the wrong tyre centre  

This part of the walk is the wells to wynodham line via fakenham.Lots of this line is part of the maybe future Norfolk Orbital Railway  linking up the North Norfolk Railway and the Mid Norfolk Railway and a new station built at Fakenham 

Here we start the great eastern walk this bridge is just a foot path crossing and not railway related 

Not far down the walk you come to the first bridge remain or all that's left in 2020 crossing the river.The walk takes you down the side after crossing the new foot bridge seen above

great eastern walk bridge
fakenham railway bridge remain
great eastern walk bridge

Next heading down towards the disused railway bridges on the Great eastern walk various fence lines can be seen in the growth to the sides

Next we head to bridge 1715 now owned by the Norfolk Orbital Railway and sadly as amazingly restored as it is its regularly vandalised my mindless thugs 

norfolk orbital railway bridge 1715
norfolk orbital railway bridge 1715
norfolk orbital railway bridge 1715
norfolk orbital railway bridge 1715
Great norfolk walk bridge 1715
Norfolk orbital Railway info board

Next up comes bridge 1714 fakenham great eastern railway walk bridge now owned by the orbital railway group.Called the three brick arches bridge crossing the river wensum

Bridge 1714 plaque
Norfolk orbital bridge 1714
Norfolk orbital bridge 1714
Norfolk orbital bridge 1714
Norfolk orbital bridge 1714

Top view of norfolk orbital bridge 1714 three arches bridge inbetween fakenham west station and Great rybrough

great eastern walk

Sadly vandalised Norfolk Orbital Railway information board

Great eastern walk
norfolk orbital railway info board

Thats all for now on the fakenham bridge coverage page from www.norfolksdisusedrailwasy.com 

for further info please look on the links page for the norfolk orbital website and wikipedia coverage of the lines and history many thanks 

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