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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby EWW » 12 Sep 2011, 22:29

I cannot remember any lines going across the tank road as we called it
before the Northern bypass was built. But I maybe wrong stupot.
Saying that I think a track went across the tank road just passed what
is now ASDA to the oil depot there.
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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby rospaul » 13 Sep 2011, 10:57

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I can definitely remember rail-tankers loading Gas Oil (thick black stuff) at the old Esso Terminal and the rail X-ing leading into the rear of Savages in the 1950s. These rails were still visible in the new concrete entrance to the Canning Factory when it was extended in the 1960s, but can’t remember it ever being used.

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby rospaul » 13 Sep 2011, 20:05

I was playing bowls this afternoon with a man who worked in the storage warehouses at Anglia canners from 1962 until it closed. He couldn't recall the the siding being used in his time there, but believes it was used occasionally to bring the tins to the site before this date.

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby rocker » 17 Oct 2011, 09:26

Memories especially for South Lynners who used this route past Pauls Mill as a short cut.

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby EWW » 17 Oct 2011, 19:50

The crane you can see on the Boal Quay was owned and operated by WNF (muck works)
My uncle Charlie Simpson worked them and so did big John Steward. John was taken on
by the Dock Board along with some other Muck workers. His brother Dick, Tony Groom,
Barry Mackenna and one or two more, all got their "book" as it was called at the same time.
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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby stupot » 20 Oct 2011, 17:04

A slighty more modern map of the layout I found at the library.

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby stupot » 20 Oct 2011, 17:21

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby stupot » 20 Oct 2011, 17:42

The article in the previous post BR Rejects Docks Deal is from the Lynn News January 1993. The article clearly shows the efforts being made by the port authority to keep the line running, it also shows the efforts BR put in to make closure of the line a foregone conclusion and reject any form of solution that might have saved it. The very last train to traverse the route was in June 1994 recovering the remaining rolling stock from the docks.
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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby bill » 20 Oct 2011, 18:25

EWW wrote:The crane you can see on the Boal Quay was owned and operated by WNF (muck works)
My uncle Charlie Simpson worked them and so did big John Steward. John was taken on
by the Dock Board along with some other Muck workers. His brother Dick, Tony Groom,
Barry Mackenna and one or two more, all got their "book" as it was called at the same time.


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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby EWW » 20 Oct 2011, 18:48

Tell him I am his brothers boy Andies father-in-law. He does not really know me all that much.
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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby stupot » 08 Jan 2012, 21:09

This is the same train seen in EWW's photo waiting at the retreat. It looks to me like its on its return journey from the docks and just passed the Retreat on the right. Fakenham railway society West Norfolk Freight Tour 1981.

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Re: LYNN DOCK OVER THE YEARS

Postby Diddly Dom » 11 Jan 2012, 15:54

Another boat shot

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