The King's Lynn to Hunstanton railway
Past & Present

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Welcome to the King's Lynn to Hunstanton Great Eastern Railway

Past and present history page.

 

This webpage covers the before and after closure coverage of the line and all the stations from 

 

King's Lynn

North Wootton

Wolferton

Dersingham

Snettisham

Heacham

&

Hunstanton Railway terminus.

 

The King's Lynn to Hunstanton Railway Line is the most local of Norfolk's closed railway lines to me and & I have enjoyed finding all of what remains to this day.

Even Including the Cuts and the bruises and all the arguments with some of the overgrown parts of this long-lost line as well.

 

The King's Lynn Hunstanton Railway Past & present webpage covers the history of the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton line with various pictures from before and after the sad closure of the line in May 1969.

 

During the covid pandemic in 2020 when Norfolk was very quiet I managed to take most of the photos to make this website using my trusty Nikon d800 or my trusty iPhone8, go pro 7 and my mountain bike with help from the Google maps app. 

 

I have also done lots of research using 

 

Google maps

wwwrailmapsonline.com,

www.gergraph.org.uk 

www.wolfertonroyalstation.co.uk

www.wikipedia.org King's Lynn Hunstanton Railway page

 tvp videos  dvd

The oak wood press King's Lynn to Hunstanton Railway 

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The West Norfolk branch book is available to buy online

 

Most past pictures have been sourced from many many places across the web.

Lots of the pictures have been from screenshots from films (future uncertain, John Betjeman goes by train)

 

Another useful source I found some images from was  www.gergraph.org.uk with full credit to the owner left by the picture. 

To all that have helped I can't thank you all enough.

The line was Closed in May 1969 due to losing money and even though the closure of the line was not part of the Beeching report British Railway decided to close the King's Lynn to Hunstanton Railway on Saturday, May the 3rd 1969 saying it was losing 40 thousand a year back then and the railway track was lifted sadly straight away and even though as you will see on this page a lot of the bed is still untouched. 

There sadly have been parts built Mostly in King's Lynn and Heacham.

King's Lynn in 1846 was 16 miles away from Hunstanton and with places across the UK using the railway boom of the time to boost travel to the local towns.

King's Lynn just had a railway line just built in 1846 to Ely.

Hunstanton needed a railway to put Hunstanton on the map as a seaside resort for holidaymakers to be able to reach Hunstanton.

Henry le Strange began to plan for a railway in the 1840s and  In 1861, the Lynn and Hunstanton Railway business was incorporated.

 

The line cost 80 thousand pounds to build and was completed in only ten months.

Sadly Henry le Strange died before the line opened and never managed to see the line run.

 

Hunstanton saw amazing growth due to the railway bringing holidaymakers in from all over the country and in 1937 Hunstanton had 4 platforms that were all lengthened to carry longer trains in the summer months.

During its peak trains could have been running at ten-minute intervals during the busy summer months with direct trains from London and trains from the Midland Great Northern joint railway.

In 1948 the railways were nationalised and the government were looking into unprofitable lines across the UK.  

Dr Richard Beeching was brought in to look into non-profitable lines across the UK.

 

The Heacham Wells branch was one of them stopping services to passengers on 2nd June 1952.

The Heacham wells line was closed to passengers before Dr Beeching even took office.

The Hunstanton line was not on any list from the Beeching cuts as it remained profitable and was not on the closure list from the Beeching report.

Hunstanton Station and Snettisham always had a single line running into the terminus with a passing loop at Heacham but in March 1967 the line was made single-lined to King's Lynn and the Stations and signal boxes were unstaffed.

All trains leaving King's Lynn had a single line token key.

Hunstanton lost most of its platforms and frequent service and with car use on the increase,  BR said the line was losing £40,000 a year.

The line closed on may bank holiday 1969 with Hunstanton terminus packed with people to mark the occasion.

Many have said the line was still profitable but closed due to the British railway's mismanagement.

Stopping London through services slashing 80% of its revenue overnight.

 

Also, the m&gnjr had closed stopping trains coming in from the North and Midlands.

That had closed in 1959

 

All the line relied on now was local use and with a cheaper bus service. 

Private car ownership was also on the increase. 

The queen also gave consent for King's Lynn to become the new royal station 

The line closed in May 1969

Now in 2020, all that remains are the old coal sheds and a signal and a memorial and an old wooden buffer built into a brick wall close to Southend road.

And the old refreshment rooms are now used as the waterside bar.

Heacham remains as a private residence as do Snettisham,

Dersingham remains as a builder's yard, 

Wolferton remains in amazing condition,

North Wootton is also used as private accommodation,

Kings Lynn is the only Station still in use serving London-bound trains only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline

1846 Henry Le Strange wanted to promote Hunstanton into A holiday resort

27th October 1846 the Lynn Ely Railway opened.

1846-1848 The Lynn to Dereham line opened

On the 1st of August, 1861 Parliament granted the Lynn & Hunstanton railway a royal assent

& The Lynn Hunstanton railway was born.

The first part of the construction began on the 13th of November 1861.

The line's appointed engineer was John Sutherland Valentine.

Sadly before the railway was finished chairman Henry Le Strange died of a heart attack before he could see his railway finished.

Ten months after construction started. The railway was finished costing £80.000.

The board of trade inspection took place in September 1862 passing the line for use.

A little just after noon on Friday, October the 3rd 1862 the first train steamed into service.

In February 1862 Sandringham estate was purchased by the royal family making Wolferton the closest station to Sandringham.

Wolferton became known as the royal station.

In 1866 The West Norfolk branch from Heacham to Wells next to the sea was opened.

1871 King's Lynn's current station was built.

 

1874 The Lynn Hunstanton railway company and the West Norfolk railway company

joined to form.

The Hunstanton and West Norfolk railway.

In 1890 the line was sold to Great Eastern railways.

The line became known as the King's Lynn to Hunstanton Great Eastern railway.

 

As the line got more use the line was doubled

between King's Lynn and Wolferton in 1898.

 

Between 1884 and 1911 645 Royal trains used Wolferton station.

 

1936 January King George V's body was taken from Wolferton To London to be laid in state.

 

1937 The platforms at Hunstanton were extended due to extended traffic.

 

Holiday traffic was at its peak with up to 6 trains an hour arriving in the morning.

And departing at night time in busy periods.

 

1948 Britain's railways were nationalised.

 

The 1950s Saw the line's use declining.

 

1952 The body of King George VI was taken by railway from Wolferton to London.

 

1952 31st May saw the West Norfolk branch close to passengers.

 

1953 Saw the West Norfolk branch line damaged

between Holkham and Wells due to the 1953 floods.

 

1958-December Diesel units took over steam train operation.

1959 28th February the M&gnjr closed stopping many connections to the line from South Lynn.

1960'S The government became worried about some of Britain's railway lines making little or no profit.

1960-November saw through London to Hunstanton trains stop running.

Car use was even more on the increase making the railways less popular.

1961 Dr Richard Beeching was appointed to reshape Britain's railways.

1963 March 27th the nicknamed Beechings axe report was released.

 

The King's Lynn to Hunstanton line was not on the list for closure and was still seen as a profitable line.

The line was recommended to be used as a simple unstaffed railway.

1964 Saw The King's Lynn to Hunstanton lines freight withdrawn.

1964 Saw the last remaining part of the West Norfolk branch closed to freight. Closing the line.

1966 The Last royal train left Wolferton.

1966 June the 6th the line started running as a basic railway.

1967 One whole line was removed making the line single track all the route.

 

King's Lynn used a single-line token.

1967 Hunstanton railway station was made into a single platform.

£25,000 Investment was made in 1967 with half barrier electric crossing barriers installed at all level crossings.

1967 Saw the Sandringham hotel at Hunstanton pulled down.

 

British rail claimed the line was losing £40,000 a year.

 

Before announcing the closure of the King's Lynn to Hunstanton railway.

British rail offered the Queen the royal waiting rooms at Wolferton.

 

She declined. It was agreed

Kings's Lynn would be Sandringham estate's new

local railway station. Starting the way for the closure of the line.

1969 The last day arrived.

 

 

 

09:05 pm Saturday the 5th of May the last train left King's Lynn

10:16 pm the last train returned from Hunstanton.

 

With a wreath on the front saying.

 

 

Goodbye Hunstanton railway

1862 To May 3rd 1969

Is this really the end?

In march 1971 Hunstanton once again heard the sound of a train but sadly was a 

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shunter with the demolition crew ripping up the old line for scrap. In a few weeks, the line demolition team reached Snettisham. Soon after the whole line had disappeared all that remained was the stations and the following year these were sold off.

After 107 years the King's Lynn Hunstanton Railway was no more

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Lynn to Hunstanton Railway 3rd October 1862-5th May 1969

 
 

The Route

The route of the Hunstanton Branch started at King's Lynn most services departed  from Platform number 2

Leaving Kings Lynn the Hunstanton bound train would have passed one of two signal boxes with and an engine shed and vast goods sidings to the left before crossing Tennyson Avenue level crossing and the second Signal box called Kings Lynn Junction.

Going past the King's Lynn Junction signal box the Hunstanton Branch turned off to the left with the Dereham branch off straight ahead and the London Ely Cambridge line going off to the right.

Once the line had passed King's Lynn Junction the line kept bearing right going under a foot bridge and passing King Edward VII and Gaywood Park schools.

Once passing the schools the line straightened and headed towards Gaywood Road crossing and then headed off after passing built in the railways later days some of the North Lynn Housing estate.

Once the line passed through North Lynn it headed off towards North Wootton Through Marsh land curving slightly to the right and approaching North Wotton Station.

 

Before entering North Wootton there was a level crossing and a small goods yard here just before the station.

Leaving North Wootton station the Hunstanton Bound trains crossed a level crossing at gatekeepers lane at North Wootton Before heading off to its next destination.

 

The Royal Station Wolferton.

Between North Wootton and Wolferton, the line passed through pretty much marshland only crossing the River Babingley.

Approaching Wolferton Station the passenger's first site of Wolferton would have been saint Peters church to the right before crossing over the first Crossing at Wolferton then crossing over a field before passing the second Crossing with the amazing built Signal box and railway houses and also the station masters house.

After the level crossing, the train would have arrived at the royal station Wolferton.

This station was like no others on the line having been built to very high standards fit for a Royal arrival.

Once leaving the Royal Wolferton station the train line curved slightly right going through Heath land passing the old Wolferton Cliffs and headed off towards Dersingham station.

The line Now started to slightly curve to the left before going straight on into Dersingham Station.

Before arriving at Dersingham Passengers would have also seen a small goods yard here at Dersingham.

Leaving Dersingham the train would have crossed station road level crossing with the Alexandra hotel and the railway workers' houses seen to the right.

The line went pretty much straight between Dersingham and Snettisham crossing over a level crossing at Ingoldisthorpe.

Just Before Ingoldisthorpe level crossing the line started to gently curve to the left approaching Snettisham Station.

Once at Snettisham station the train left for its next stop Heacham passengers at Snettisham would have seen a goods yard here and also a large granary.

Leaving Snettisham station the trains went on a straight trajectory crossing the Beach road level crossing and following the beach road for a short time before bearing right leaving the road behind and heading off to the right through a cutting towards Heacham.

Just Before the crossing here at Snettisham beach road, the line went into a single-track configuration to Hunstanton with a passing point at Heacham.

Here at Snettisham, the passengers would have had there the first sight of the Norfolk coastline a long way off in the distance.

The line now straightened up and headed off towards Heacham station passing level land through fields and ken hill

Before arriving at Heacham the line crossed South Beach road level crossing and then crossed another level crossing at Heacham North Beach before arriving at Heacham station where there was a passing loop here to allow the trains from the single line to pass.

Heacham also had a platform sited here for trains to Wells Next to sea the West Norfolk branch.

Trains left Heacham on a straight trajectory to Hunstanton passing the West Norfolk Junction to the right with a line off to Wells Next to sea.

Passing through fields the train came to its next Crossing the South Beach Road crossing here at Hunstanton.

The train was shortly going to arrive at Hunstanton's station whilst passing an engine shed a turntable and vast sidings that were used to stable passenger trains arriving from all over the country during the railway's heydays.

The Train would now arrive at one of Hunstanton's many platforms that housed trains from all over the country bringing holidaymakers into Hunstanton's seaside town.

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King's Lynn to North Wootton

Well, what better place to start than well the start of the line from Kings Lynn to Hunstanton than here at Kings Lynn terminus seen in the first two pictures as how the station looked when the line was open the year is unknown of these photos will be between 1967 and 1969 as the source of these pictures the line had been made a single line.

As you can see the buildings have not changed majorly over the past 50 years. The most major change will be inside with the electrification of the now Kings Lynn to kings cross fen line in 1992.

Kings Lynn railway station

King's Lynn Station in the historic town of Norfolk opened in 1846 after the Lynn Ely line opened

Also in 1846-1848, The Lynn to Dereham opened 

1862 the Lynn Hunstanton Railway opened

1865 the M&GNJR South Lynn Station opened

1871 the current station that is still in use today opened

1911 the station changed its name from Lynn to King's Lynn

1959 The M&gnjr line closes

1968 the Dereham branch closes

1969 May the Hunstanton branch closes

1992 the line to now King's cross is electrified between King's cross & Cambridge

2020 Kings Lynn still offers an hourly service into London via Cambridge & Ely

& Also has a Morning service to London Liverpool Street.

King's Lynn has 3 platforms and 2 in use 

Platform 2 the old Hunstanton platform is still in use for London-bound trains.

Platform 2 now though is mostly used for stabling duties.

King's Lynn Station close to the closure of the Hunstanton branch line in the late 1960s

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King's Lynn Station in 2020

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King's Lynn station platform 2 past and present

The first two pictures are of unknown years of trains ready to depart to Hunstanton from King's Lynn.

Both pictures are screenshots taken from films full credit to the Video production.

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Platform 2 in 2020 

A class 387 stabled there waiting for departure to London King's cross via Cambridge on the Fen line.

Also now the platforms have overhead electrification for the Kings Lynn, King's cross formally London Liverpool Street route installed in the 1990s

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An empty King's Lynn station was taken mid-week from the Morrisons delivery access road.

 

The closest platform we can see is Platform 2 where the Hunstanton & Dereham Trains departed.

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Platform one King's Lynn in 2020

Class 387125 A London King's Cross bound train awaits departure.

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King's Lynn Junction

King's Lynn Junction just after the level crossing is where the railway lines branched off

 

Hunstanton to the left

Dereham branch line that closed in 1968 straight ahead.

London Liverpool Street now to London King's Cross to the right.

King's Lynn Junction.

1900s map of Kings Lynn Junction.

You can see on this map thanks to the National Library of Scotland the Hunstanton & Dereham & also the London line.

To the left, the docks freight line can also be seen here going off to the North end of King's Lynn to the Docks.

King's Lynn Junction

King's Lynn Past & Present video of King's Lynn Junction.

The old map is dated from the early 1900s

Thanks to the National Library of Scotland for the maps used.

Short Past & present video from

Kings Lynn Junction

The Kings Lynn Line can be seen to the left in the old picture and in the new version you can see there is no trace left. The Line to Middleton Towers on the old Dereham line lies straight ahead with the still-in-use London line to the left.

Off to Hunstanton to the left.

Dereham straight ahead is still in use now as a freight line to Middleton Towers. 

To the right off to the Liverpool Street line.

Now used for London kings cross services.

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Kings lynn hunstanton railway remains

Tennyson avenue crossing was taken in 2020 as you can see the King's Lynn Hunstanton line has completely gone. 

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Kings lynn level crossing

Here we can see King's Lynn Junction with the track bed track removed. All that remains are the King's Lynn to London line to the right and the King's Lynn Dereham line as far as Middleton towers going straight on.

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KINGS LYNN HUNSTANTON RAILWAY

Here we see where the Hunstanton line would have run before the line sadly closed from King's Lynn junction.

This photo was taken in December 2020.

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Next, we head off to Wootton through Gaywood past the two schools and under the footbridge. As you can see the line bed is still clear and has been used as a cycle path for many years. 

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The next find was these two old concrete blocks.

 

I have been told via Twitter that these are not supports from the old footbridge but they are WWII Gun emplacements. 

 

 

Thanks for the information, Thomas Smith.

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The next part is the Gaywood road level crossing. The cottage is the only remaining part left there from the King's Lynn Hunstanton Railway to this day.

Gaywood road level crossing

Here we see a DMU approaching the crossing in the first picture and in the second picture the same view in 2020 as you can see the crossing has completely gone and part of the track bed lost to a fuel station. The year is unknown but close to closure as there are electric gates installed. The second picture again shows Gaywood crossing with a DMU crossing and the second picture was taken on a Sunday morning in 2020.

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Gaywood level crossing past and present short film

After the old level crossing site we head towards the side of the north Lynn housing estate down past the side of the petrol station and strikes bowling alley. 

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Just after where the level crossing was at Gaywood road whilst heading towards Wootton there was this small river crossing Looks like the original bridge has totally gone and only this new footbridge in place in 2020.Maybe the brick work seen below was part of the King's Lynn Hunstanton Railway.

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Salters road Junction-Crossing

Before we get to Lynn sport we see Salters Road here looking back at 1900s maps there was going to be a junction built here linking up the Kings's Lynn to Hunstanton Line to the King's Lynn Docks line but looking at 1900s ordnance survey maps the line was abandoned.

Looking at salters road junction salters road used to run over the Lynn Hunstanton branch and in this day the road is cut short at Lynn sport and the other part can be found across the North Lynn Housing estate just off the Main Columbia way road the other side of the  the housing estate.

 

Looking at Google maps the area where the abandoned line ran across waste land but in April 2022 when I photographed Salters road the land is now part of the Greenland park housing development and no trace in any way can be found of what might been this junction.

During the railway days though pre 1969 Lynn sport and Greenland park never existed and the land here was clear as can be seen in a historic aerial view picture.

Was there a level crossing here or a small crossing I'm not sure and cant find any information via the Internet or books if there was a crossing here or not.

Salters road past map dated early 1900s

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Salters road taken in April 2022

You can see Salters road here in these pictures in April 2022 

The road bollards are roughly where the old Hunstanton line would of once ran.

This picture was taken from Salters Road facing Lynn Sport.

Seen in the back ground is Greenland park Housing estate built where the junction would of ran.

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Salters road taken from Lynn Sport in

April 2022

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Off now to the side of North Lynn going down the side of Reid way on the housing estate.

The Kings Lynn Hunstanton Railway line bed here is still a cycle way and clear until sadly here is where the Lynn sport complex was built right over where the line passed and opened in august 1991.

Stopping any future reopening from this old route at this part in anyway.

 

 

I always said if there was to be a future line it could run off the now disused lynn Dereham line and branch off towards the Qe hospital.

Or maybe use the still clear Docks line and pick up heading off to North Wootton way from there. 

Lynn sport complex sadly now blocking the line

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Here we see the new built North Lynn housing estate with the Hunstanton Line running to the right of the picture.seen here you can see there is no industrial estate or new bypass.The year is unknown but the line is doubled so would of been Before 1967

Kings Lynn Hunstanton Railway

The Line heading down past the north lynn housing estate in Kings Lynn towards where the after built North Lynn industrial estate and the A1078 North Lynn bypass linking up to the Kings Lynn docks now stands.

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North Lynn Reid way is now a cycle path on the old railway 

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Here we are looking from the other side of the a1078 bypass looking towards the Kings Lynn Hunstanton line facing towards Kings Lynn .The cycle path start can be seen just by the dog waste bin.This bypass was not here when the line was opened as it was built and opened in the early 80s for docks traffic and to keep hgvs out of the town centre.

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After  North lynn and the A1078 the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton line went through private farm land and all I can see is its now used as private farm tracks and farm land up till North Wootton station. 

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Kings Lynn Hunstanton Railway facing towards North Wootton from the other side of the north Lynn bypass facing towards North Wootton/Hunstanton bound.This is private farm land and no access is allowed but from looking at various sites there is nothing remaining here.

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Just before Wootton halt station is the North Wootton scout and guide hut.

 

Built on the old sidings site.

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North Wootton to Wolferton station

Here we start at the next part of the Kings Lynn Hunstanton Railway inbetween North Wootton and Wolferton station.Here also a lot of the line is on private farm land and no access allowed to the line.Most of the part also is just a farm track and a demolished bridge over the river babingly.Many thanks to www.gergraph.org.uk for the information and permission to use the photos.

 

 North Wootton station in 2020 

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Former North Wootton signal box now at Leeming bar heritage railway.

Credit to Ashley Dace via geograph

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Gate keepers lane North Wootton where the line used to cross there was once a level crossing here

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Many thanks to Richard Humphrey for use of these pictures taken and posted to www.geograph.org.uk of the Kings Lynn Hunstanton Railway between gate keepers lane North Wootton and Wolferton station

The first picture is a old railway building over grown and I Am not sure if this still remains to this day

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These next two pictures  kindly used with permission from Richard Humphrey shows the line Heading up towards the now demolished Babingley river crossing bridge that has been removed some years ago.

It stood just past the metal gates.

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Here is the approach to Wolferton seen from the air. With the line roughly made out crossing the field past the church and off to North Wootton.

Wolferton station can be seen to the bottom right of the picture.

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Seen here is Wolferton church and the gate house photographed from the road just down slightly from where the line would of crossed.

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These old screen shots taken show the line when open heading towards Wolferton station when the line was open you can see the village church and gate house up ahead.

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The Gate house at Wolferton in 2020

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After the gate house the line crossed a field approaching Wolferton royal station on the Kings Lynn Hunstanton Railway as seen here in 2020 

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After the gate house the line crossed a field approaching Wolferton royal station on the Kings Lynn Hunstanton Railway as seen here in 2020 

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Wolferton to Dersingham Station

Next on we have Wolferton to Dersingham station segment of this website.Like all other stations both opened in 1862 until its closure in May 1969

Wolferton royal station to this day is been restored into amazing condition.Dersingham also has been kept in amazing condition and recently the station house has been renovated and used for housing once again.Dersingham station for many years has been used by a local builders merchant Semba trading 

 

Here we see the amazingly restored Wolferton royal station in 2020.The work and passion gone into this station is amazing please visit the Wolferton web page for more history and information on this amazing historical site

This was the royal station since Sandringham Estate was brought in 1862 by purchased by the Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII.The station was used by the royal family as was just under 3 miles away from the Sandringham Estate in norfolk.

The station also saw at least three royal funeral processions: Queen Alexandra in 1925, King George V in 1936 and King George VI in 1952.On 11 February 1952 the body of King George VI, who had died at Sandringham on 6 February, was taken to King's Cross and thousands lined the Cambridge main line to pay their respects.The last royal train to call at the station was in sadly in 1966

Please look at Wolferton Stations amazing website the link is below its amazing site with amazing Royal Railway photographs

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Wolferton Station after the snow 12th February 2021

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Wolferton royal station in the snow

They certainly don't make them like they used to the work gone into this is amazing and full credit to owners .

 

Here is the station seen from the front entrance now called the clock house. 

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Now we see the amazingly built station house at Wolferton station.The work again gone into keeping this building in this condition is full credit to the owners well done to all those involved.  

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Station house front gate seen with the Wolferton signal box to the side.

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Wolferton station house seen behind the village sign in 2020

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Next we have some pictures from Wolferton station whilst the line was still in use.See the second picture in the distance stands the station house

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Dmu waiting departure to either Kings Lynn or Hunstanton at Wolferton Railway Station

 

This would of been between 1967 & 1969 as the line has been made into a single line Railway.

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King George VI Funeral

King George VI died on the 6th of February at Sandringham house over night at the age of 56

His coffin laid at Saint Mary Magdalene church at Sandingham until February the 11th when the late Kings body would be taken to London From Wolferton station.

Waiting at Wolferton was Driver George Hill & Fireman E Edge the crew of a 4-6-0 Engine.

 

Both crew members were from Kings Lynn.

At 12.18 the Royal train pulled into King's Lynn.

British Railway staff quickly  pulled a Pacific Britannia engine driven by G Harding and fireman S Tearman onto the Royal funeral train and at 12.25 the signal was given for the royal train to depart King's Lynn for London on the 100 mile trip.

The train arrived on time at London King's Cross with the King's Coffin in the same Carriage as his father George V who was also carried also from Wolferton.

The train arrived on time at 2.45pm

The Funeral for King George VI was held on the 15th of February 

the first two pictures show the funeral procession leaving Sandringham

The Second two pictures show the funeral entering Royal Wolferton Station

King George VI 14.12.1895 | 6.2.1952

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Photo Credit Archant archive 

In memory of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1926-1922

Many thanks for all your years of service.

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Wolferton Station Postcards

Many thanks to the owner of Wolferton station who whilst I was delivering to his premises and got talking to this amazing person gave me these post cards that I have kept for many years thanks again.These are the original postcards just scanned for web use.

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This picture taken from the top of Wolferton cliffs basically shows the route between Wolferton and on way to Dersingham the tree line basically just inside there is where the old railway sat and some of the bed to this day rests.

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After leaving Wolferton station the line turned slightly right heading into Dersingham bog past the Wolferton cliff line The first picture is looking ahead to Dersingham and the second picture is from Wolferton woods in 2020 and the third is from the past looking to the rear of the train towards Wolferton.

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Next we head off towards Dersingham through the woods line through the Wolferton/dersingham bog area here some parts are a bit over grown but more Dersingham side.The Wolferton side looks to be maintained by Sandringham Estate forestry yard.

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What looks to be a old railway sleeper left behind during the removal of the Kings Lynn  to Hunstanton line.

Also seen close by was this old railway fence part left behind.

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Here pretty much half way just after the small lake the old line becomes over grown up to Dersingham A149 bypass it is passable but be carful trust me it takes a bit of bulldozing in parts to get through but only parts some are loads easier than others. 

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Close to Dersingham A149 I found these old relics left behind from the railway the top two pictures are fence remains and the third seems to be some sort of railway box maybe electrical not sure if you know feel free to mail me.

Also seen in the pictures the trusty old bike dragged through bushes to get this far.

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Close to where the line now crosses the New built a149 Dersingham Snettisham bypass is this last piece of path before i came out by the Pine cones caravan park close to the A149

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Here again we have a aerial shot facing Wolferton shot from Dersingham side.

You can see the tree line from where the line used to run.

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The second aerial shot was taken from the same spot but facing Dersingham Station as seen in the distance.

Also seen is the A149 bypass & pinecones caravan park.

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Approaching Dersingham station where the 5 bar gate is in the first picture is roughly where the line crossed the over the after built A149 bypass in Dersingham.

 

As seen in the Second picture is the A149 Bypass. Then across the bypass the line would of ran roughly where the sound barrier bank is to stop the noise from the A149 bypass.

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