Thursday, 19 January 2017


It is many years since the  Fens lost what was once an extensive railway network. So it is surprising that so many traces of the railways can still be found. The old M&GNR station at Gedney closed in 1959 but was kept well maintained until comparatively recently. Sadly it seems to have gone in to rapid decline whilst claiming a certain notoriety among the sub class of photographers who seek out derelict buildings.I had people queuing behind me to take photos.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Kings Lynn Again

The arrival of the new Hornby Peckett W4, and the possibility of the ModelRail J70 has made me start thinking about the Kings Lynn micro layout again.

So today we had a quick trip over there, combined with a meal at the excellent Bank House Hotel.

Every time I visit I'm struck by how dramatic, and problematic, the light is.

In fact I've had to resort to B&W for the remaining shots.

Reminiscent of Iliffe Stokes?

The boats are relatively modern, but the overall scene isn't

I love the door that leads down to the water

Can't you just imagine a harbour railway threading through that gap?

On the way home we stopped off at Gedney station, so some photos of there will follow when I get back from a few days working in London.