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Wells Harbour Railway

Discussion in 'Miniature Railways' started by kscanes, May 1, 2021.

  1. kscanes

    kscanes Well-Known Member

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    (Not to be confused with the Wells & Walsingham Railway).

    Lease may not be renewed:
    https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/future-of-wells-harbour-railway-in-doubt-7924498
    or
    https://thecritic.co.uk/the-earl-of-leicester-vs-wells-harbour-railway/

    A couple of comments. There is reference to Holkham Estate wanting to find "an easier and safer experience" yet as far as I know (open to correction) the railway has had no safety issues. It does suffer from not running near enough to the beach though, so "easier" may be valid.

    There is also the suggestion that Holkham Estate plans "to pass the land over to a developer for a quick buck" but quite what it could be developed as is not clear. There is no scope for building. The land the railway occupies is mainly a narrow sliver of land between a road and a field used as an overflow car park. Possibly Holkham Estate's Pinewoods caravan site could take over the station site but it is not large and Pinewoods is not constrained in other directions.

    Odd.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2021

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