Mid-Suffolk Light Railway LNER Brockford Laxfield Haughley
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The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway was originally envisaged as a way of opening up the central areas of Suffolk to the rest of the county and the country. Mid-Suffolk was made up predominantly of farming communities, but ones which were quite far from the larger local markets in Bury St. Edmunds, Stowmarket and Ipswich.
The government’s Light Railway Act was passed in order to enable such areas of the country to benefit from ‘railwaymania’, the railway-building craze of the 1800s, by authorising entrepreneurs to set up cheaper railways of lighter construction with less rigid safety restrictions. The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway was one such line.
the story of the line is set out in this softback book, the hopes and dreams , like many, dissolved
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