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Among the many lines that branch all around the East of England, there are some that can be seen diverging from stations that are never used by the train operating companies. These lines head to hidden gems within the East of England known as preserved railways. These provide their own different views and panoramas across the East, and with their range of classic steam and diesel locomotives are a mecca for the railway enthusiast. In this book there are seven preserved railways that can be found in the East of England, all of which vary in length and in featured locomotives. Perfect for both local visitors and those from further afield considering a trip, this is an affectionate tribute to an important part of our national heritage.
A major main line under Abellio Greater Anglia's control connecting East Anglia to the capital, the Great Eastern Main Line opened in 1862 and for just under 115 miles passengers are immersed in the sights of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex before arriving into London. Primarily used by commuters journeying to and from London, the line is also used by leisure travellers, serving numerous seaside resorts, shopping destinations and countryside getaways. In a well-illustrated photographic journey, this book looks in detail at the entirety of this line, from London to Norwich, including all the stations and the variety of locomotives and multiple units that operate in the area.
Known as the gateway to the North, the East Coast Main Line, which runs from London to Edinburgh, passes through multiple counties on its more than 390-mile high-speed run to the North. This book looks at the first leg of this journey from London, starting at King's Cross station, to the Cambridgeshire city of Peterborough. With a wealth of previously unpublished images, Adam Head takes the reader on a journey along this famous stretch of Britain's railways, documenting the variety of stock and movements that can be encountered in almost 200 photographs, each supported by an informative caption.
East Anglia can sometimes be overlooked in favour of the larger mainlines that run through this country but, as can be seen by this exhibition of the sights found within the boundaries of an Anglia Day Ranger, it can be an interesting and often picturesque place to spend time on the rails. From the vast open areas of the Norfolk Broads on the Wherry Lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft to the busier commuter stations such as Cambridge, Rail Rover: Anglia Ranger looks at all the various branch lines, with a variety of different operators working in and around the area and a plethora of different coloured liveries only enhancing the already rich colours of East Anglia.