Welcome to www.norfolksdisusedrailways.com coverage from Melton Constable works remains taken in 2020.The station in 2020 had been demolished but maybe be rebuilt for the Norfolk Orbital Railway project.
Melton Constable reached its heyday about 1911.It was a new town built in 1880s at the junction of four railway lines, which came from Cromer, North Walsham, King's Lynn and Norwich and linked Norfolk to the Midlands.
The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway(M&GNJR)'s main workshops and factory were also situated in the village, helping to give it the character of a rural industrialised village.The workshops were often called the Crewe Works of North Norfolk. When in M&GNJR hands the works built 19 steam locomotives.
Under LNER ownership the works was gradually degraded until 1934 when it closed completely. Between 1959 and 1964 British Railways chose to close the lines, and withdrawing both passenger and goods services from Melton Constable, which resulted in the slow decline of the village; it now lies stranded in the middle of a vast agricultural area which uses other forms of transport. In 1971 the station was demolished and the works were converted into an industrial estate.
The railways may eventually return to Melton Constable as part of the Norfolk Orbital Railway which would have a station there.Thanks to wikipedia for the information
Many thanks to Ben Brooksbank for the use of this picture from Geograph.org.ukof Melton Constable Station norfolk
Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland'