Archive footage of railway journeys from King’s Lynn around East Anglia featured on DVDs

Branch  Line Journey DVD.
Branch Line Journey DVD.

Archive footage of train journeys from Lynn in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s are featured on two DVDs which are being sold by a railway enthusiast.

David Alligan follows the history of trains as a hobby, and enjoys watching DVDS on the subject, especially around the East Anglia region, where he lives.

One of the DVDs, called Branch Line Journey, travels along the lost branch line from Lynn to Dereham in the 1960s using archive film and includes the last train to use the branch line in September 1968 following its closure.

The other DVD, Rails across the Fens, concentrates on the main line and the branches from Cambridge to Lynn. There are views from the cab on the branches to St Ives and Sudbury and on the line from Cambridge to Lynn in 1967, as well as in the 1970s and 1980s.

Some footage follows the route along the Stoke Ferry branch and around Lynn on the harbour, South Lynn and dock branches.

Lynn station and signal box can be seen plus the branch to Middleton Towers with freight and a special DMU service in the 1970s.

For more information about the DVDs, which cost £10.99 each, call David on 01394 470112.