1883: Aldeburgh – The Great Eastern Railway and the Public

The excellent train service of this Company has of late given universal satisfaction. This month, however, the 7.5 a.m. (branch) up, and the 8.5 a.m. ditto down trains, were advertised to run only on Mondays. One gentleman of the district, not to be done, wired at once to the officials as Liverpool-street, with the result that both trains were ordered to run as usual on the Tuesday morning.

OFF THE RAILS. – Yesterday (Friday) morning, as the 7.5 a.m. up train was leaving Aldeburgh Station, the engine left the metals at the points near the ticket platform. Fortunately no great velocity had been attained, so that the damage done was merely the disarrangement of the permanent way. It, however, took four hours’ hard work, with all available help, to put the “iron horse” on his road again.

The Ipswich Journal, Saturday 6 October 1883

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