MELTON CONSTABLE

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 WalshamKing'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

Melton constable Village sign

melton constable village sign

Melton Constable railway memorial

Melton Constable workshops now used as industrial buildings 

melton constable works

The water tower now used by looks as a grain store

Melton constable water tower

Melton Constable the sidings now looks like used as a restaurant.The building to the right is a disused railway building and as seen on the channel 5 tv program walking Britains lost railways there are some interesting historical railway remains inside would love to photograph them for this site

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