King's Lynn M&gnjr South Lynn Bridges
& Harbour Junction
Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland'
King's Lynn Harbour junction
King's Lynn Harbour Junction when the line was still in use.
We see a London Liverpool Street station Diesel train approaching the Harbour junction heading from London Liverpool Street towards King's Lynn.
You can just make out to the Right of the picture the Junction Railway that took the line off of the main King's Lynn Then to London Liverpool Street line and & off towards the M&GNJR South Lynn station that closed in 1959
After the closure the line remained open as freight use for the beet factory at South Lynn.
The Harbour Junction seen here would of crossed one of the bridges that we will cover down the page.
Here we see an old signal remain just off the A148 Nar valley way bypass at South Lynn.
This signal was left behind from the harbour junction railway line that took a Second disused rail line off to the docks that was lifted many years before the Docks line that Spurred off from the King's Lynn Junction close to the main station at King's Lynn.
As seen in the map above.
Once again thanks to National library of Scotland for the use of the maps.
Harbour junction to South Lynn link Bridge
Here is the Old bridge as it stood in 2020 that linked up the M&gnjr from South Lynn to Kings Lynn town Station
This bridge would of served many different purposes in its life not only did it act as a link between both of King's Lynns Stations But would of also taken trains from the North & The Midlands Towards Hunstanton on Express day excursion trains.
This old bridge in its last days was used as a shuttle line from the old British sugar factory that has now closed down and been demolished.
The sugar factory stood roughly where Palm paper now stands.
South Lynn Station & the m&gnr Bridge
South Lynn station site.
Thanks to Britain from above-Historic England
South Lynn M&gnjr Bridge Crossing
This bridge took the M&gnjr from South Lynn to Fakenham With the next stop being Gayton Road.
Then the line went off after Fakenham & to many other destinations across Norfolk including Great Yarmouth Sheringham Cromer & Norwich
This closed Bridge was photographed in 2020 from the Nar valley way
Sugar beet Freight line
These two pictures of old railway track left behind were found in the now grain silo at the saddlebow industrial estate and was most likely left behind remains from the old sugar beet factory sidings please feel free to mail me with any ideas
This third bridge was sited just after where south Lynn Station was sited but was not built during the M&gnr days and was built long after closure for the sugar beet factory line to pass underneath saddlebow road
Thanks to Paul Miller for the use of these pictures via wikimedia
Looking from the other side of the Bridge at the old line when in use for beet traffic before and after lifting
Once again thanks to Paul Miller for the use of these photographs via wikimedia
Here we see the Saddlebow bridge taken in winter 2022
Thanks for looking Please feel free to look at Norfolks Disused Railways M&gnjr South Lynn to Fakenham page
Please Look At this page from Lewis Collard who helped me find these some of these old remains.
Anyone interested in railway history should take a look at this amazing Page.
I Would like send a personal thanks to lewis collards webpage and also to Paul Miller for the use of the photographs used on this page and also on the King's Lynn Docks page.