Train named for line's anniversary

Train named for line's anniversary

Train named for line's anniversary

First published in Local News

A TRAIN has been named to commemorate the landmark anniversary of a train line.

The Crouch Valley line, which runs from Wickford to Southminster, is 125 years old.

Greater Anglia, which runs the 16.5 mile long line, organised a series of events to mark the occasion alongside the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership.

They include the launch of the Burnham art trial, an art exhibition at South Woodham Ferrers and a Class 321 train being named “Crouch Valley 1889 – 2014”.

Ray Howard, deputy cabinet member for highways and transportation at Essex County Council, added: “When the railway opened it was a real community celebration and we hope that, through the various commemorative events, we’ve captured a flavour of that again.”

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1:08pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Soon to come

The 'Leaves on the line' and the 'Wrong sort of snow'
Soon to come The 'Leaves on the line' and the 'Wrong sort of snow' Howard Cháse
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4:18pm Wed 16 Jul 14

scrounger‎ says...

Shame you can't still get to Maldon and Witham by this route.
Shame you can't still get to Maldon and Witham by this route. scrounger‎
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