For enthusiasts and researchers of the Great Eastern Railway

It is not feasible to list here all the large number of new files added to the Files Emporium (you'll find how to keep abreast of them two articles back), but this one may be worth a special mention.            

The South Norfolk Light Railway received parliamentary approval in 1898. Its aim was to fill a gap by running from the GER at Trowse through Poringland and Loddon to meet up with the GER again at Beccles. The initial reaction of the Great Eastern directors was to oppose it, but when the line was sanctioned and the SNLR directors appealed to them to help with it they reluctantly concluded it might be worth doing at least the section as far as Loddon "to keep other Companies out of the district" (the M&GN, perhaps?).

Eventually the scheme was abandoned due to poor support from investors. Instead the GER staked its claim to the area by building its bus garage at Loddon.

The authorising Act has now been added as file RH041. You can read much more about it here: {mijoshop id=1010}.

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