Station Name: SWAFFHAM
[Source: Glen Kilday]

Swaffham Gallery 2: 1963 - 1967

Swaffham station entrance in 1963. The station building, built of knapped flint, has a pair of attractive ogee-shaped gables. The stationmaster’s house, built of brick and with a hipped roof, is to the left.
Photo from John Mann collection
Looking west along the King’s Lynn platform of Swaffham station in July 1964.  Platform gas lamps in casement lanterns are still in place; beneath the awning they are of Sugg design. The near-flat awning on the main building (left) has a plain valance and is supported by unusually large brackets with a trefoil motif in the spandrels. The running line turns right at the point in the middle distance.
Copyright photo from Stations UK

The east end of Swaffham station in 1963: a Metropolitan Cammell 2-car DMU departs, signalled for the Thetford branch.
Photo by Geoff Skelsey

In this undated view of a departing Metropolitan Cammell DMU seen from Swaffham signal box massive rationalisation of the trackwork east of the level crossing had taken place.  The Thetford line has gone as have engine shed and its sidings, although its water tower has survived.  The four-track layout has been reduced to two. The small building to the right of the DMU is a grain store, it stands on staddle stones to deter rodents.
Photo from Duncan Chandler collection

Looking west over Swaffham level crossing just before closure in 1968. Only two lines now cross the road. The empty place on the signal post previously carried the Thetford branch starter signal,
Photo from Jim Lake collection

In April 1960 two DMUs occupy the platforms at Swaffham as a driver, dressed for steam loco duties, approaches the camera.
Photo by David Pearson

The trackwork has been reduced east of Swaffham crossing when this photograph was taken.  A DMU driver is receiving the single-line token for the Dereham route from the signalman,
Photo by GL Pring

A rear view of the 56-lever swaffham signal box after track reductions; a line formerly ran between the photographer and the box.
Photo by GL Pring

Swaffham goods shed has lost its rails and the sidings are overgrown in this view of a DMU on a King’s Lynn train.
Photo from Steve Davies collection

A Metropolitan Cammell DMU pauses at the island platform of Swaffham station with a King’s Lynn to Norwich train.
Photo from Steve Davies collection

The goods lines and those to the engine shed have gone in this photograph looking east over the road crossing; the crossover between the running lines sees little use too.
Copyright photo from ColourRail

A BR totem nameplate is in place on a gas lamp at Swaffham in 1967. The totem is of the earlier half-flanged design. Swaffham totem nameplates are very rare with only one coming on the market
in recent years.
Photo by Chris Totty

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[Source: Glen Kilday]

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