Railway track near Saffron Waldon, 1959

Railway track near Saffron Waldon, 1959

Title: Railway track near Saffron Waldon, 1959

Date: 1959-09-15

Place: Saffron Waldon, Essex, England

Description: Railway line between Audley End and Saffron Walden, Essex, 15 September 1959. This branch line, between Audley End and Bartlow, closed in 1964. The Beeching report of 1964 stated that many British Railway lines were underused and were not making a profit. 2,363 stations were closed shortly after the report was published, along with 5000 miles of line.

Our reference: 1995-7233_LIVST_EP_269

Collection: Liverpool Street photos

Background: BR Warflat