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Lakenham is a suburb of Norwich, which covers a of square mile or so of both the Norwich to Ely and Norwich to London lines once they have passed Trowse Junction, where the two lines part.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly passenger traffic operated by Central Trains 156/158/170s and Greater Anglia mainly 170s with the odd 150. The odd freight including North Walsham CondensateTanks and departmental workings.
From Norwich Station:
Follow the inner ring road around from the station, running next to the station sidings, passing Morrisons on your right. The right hand lane is required at the set of lights after Morrisons to head towards Lowestoft. There is a sharp left turn then just after passing over a swing bridge but this is the way the main road goes. At the end of this road is a T junction, where again, follow the signs for Lowestoft (A146) which will take you left, down the hill to a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout, again, still following signs for Lowestoft and when you pass the Q8 garage on the left, ensure you are in the lane to carry along the ringroad (straight-over) as opposed to turning left to carry on to Lowestoft.
Once straight over this junction, take the first left, down a windy road passing under the Norwich to London mainline, turning left at the end of the road, by the Lakenham 'Cock' Inn. Just after turning here is a small space by the side of the road to park, the location is only 30m away.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Lakenham map co-ordinates
A small off road area about 30 meters from the location.
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Lakenham general view map
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Its best to keep a close eye on the road traffic whilst on the bridge as it is not the widest bridge in the world, and bends either side of it make it slightly hazardous to anyone standing on it.
General views - All photographs © Mark Ireland unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
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