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Offline rogerfarnworth

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King's Lynn, Norfolk UK
« on: July 09, 2019, 03:22:10 AM »
I was 12 years old when we moved to King's Lynn in 1972 and we stayed there right through my teens until I left home for University in 1978. I have long thought about spending a little time reviewing the railway history of the town. This first post covers King's Lynn Harbour Branch which left the mainline just before that line entered the town in South Lynn

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/09/16/kings-lynn-harbour-branch

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Re: King's Lynn, Norfolk UK
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 03:22:41 AM »
The harbour branch left the mainline South of King's Lynn. The docks branch left the mainline close to King's Lynn Station. The post below includes a very short history of the harbour and docks and then covers the length of the branch from the station to John Kennedy Road.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/09/24/kings-lynn-docks-branch-part-1

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 03:23:04 AM »
The second part of a study on the Docks Branch in King's Lynn. ......

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/09/24/kings-lynn-docks-branch-part-2

This post covers the area around the Alexandra Dock. A further post will follow to cover the railways around the Bentinck Dock.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 03:23:35 AM »
This is the third post about the Docks Railway in King's Lynn.

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/10/07/kings-lynn-docks-branch-part-3

The post covers the area around Bentinck Dock and has some detail about the Savage's Works on the East side of the dock. Savage's were internationally renowned for their steam-powered fairground attractions.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 03:23:57 AM »
A few random bits and pieces which relate to the docks railways in King's Lynn ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/11/06/kings-lynn-docks-branch-part-4-miscellaneous

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 01:25:42 AM »
One of the directors of the Docks and Harbour Railways in King's Lynn was William Burkitt, a self-made local business man who had the means to order his own locomotive from Alfred Dodman & Company of Kings Lynn. The loco was named 'Gazelle'. This is the story of that locomotive. It pulls, Colonel Stephens, King's Lynn and the Shropshire and Montgomery Light Railway into one story!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/21/gazelle

 

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