New Book on Tivetshall -Beccles Line

As a famous TV program once said – ‘and now for something completely different’.

Yesterday I purchased this book from Bob Pearman Books as it was local to me and I worked for 30 years near the original route of this line ‘ The Waveney Valley Railway’.

This is truly a magnificent Book by Peter Paye a truly excellent researcher. On arriving home I had a quick glance through the book and in the section on ‘bridges’ I remembered something! About 20 years ago I purchased a bridge plate for £5 that was supposedly from the Waveney Valley line. Having no way of researching at the time it has just been moved around various Sheds, getting dirtier and covered in cobwebs.

In fact I never knew whether the number was 1191 or 1611. It turns out to be 1191 and was on a bridge between Bungay and Ditchingham. Mystery solved at last thanks to this very informative book. By the way the plate is still in very weathered GE Livery.