The Mayflower Line 31/8/06

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Dennis

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Myself and the Jim meister took a trip along the ex GER Mayflower Line from Manningtree to Harwich Town on Thursday, bashing all stations en-route.

What an interesting visit that proved to be (even if we did elect to give the DBSO on the fast service out of Liverpool Street a miss); although the passenger trains lack variety, there is some freight action associated with Harwich & Parkestone Quay. From the waterfront at Mistley, the mainline to Ipswich can also be observed in the distance - a walk from Mistley to Manningtree (<2 miles) might yield some useful photting locations.

The line features several stations which could be inspirational for modellers and trainsim devs as well as some pleasant scenery and lots of historic interest. Well worth a second visit.

http://dennis-lance.fotopic.net/c1070740.html

One question remains unanswered - why the Mayflower line?
 
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ChrisM

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Some nice photos and good to see something different.
Bit of a modern branchline fan myself but that branch is probably to far for me to get too from Bournemouth although it's an area i will try and get to one day.
Did Sudbury once but that was a rush job.
 
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Tom

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Chris, a 0759 start on the Weymouth - London (can get the bus to the station) can get to the branch pretty easily.

2035 return pretty easy too.
 

ChrisM

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Cheers Tom, although i would have thought costly unless it was a W/E.
 
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Weekdays you could do the 0859 ex-Bomo on the megatrain, arr 1049.. down on the 2135. £2.50 RTN! ;)
 
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