The Southwold Railway

Bridge over the river Blythe on the Southwold Railway © David Gill
Bridge over the river Blythe on the Southwold Railway © David Gill

The Southwold Railway dates back to 1879 and ran from Southwold on the Suffolk coast to Halesworth. It closed in 1929. Traces of the line can be found, most notably where it cross the river Blythe near Walberswick. The replacement pedestrian bridge uses the original bases.

The Southwold Railway Trust promotes awareness of the heritage of the Southwold Railway.

A film of the railway can be found in the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) in addition to a short film about the last train before closure.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Research Fellow at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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