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places : disused railways : midland and great northern joint railway

added 30/10/05

The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway owned and managed the railway line between Bourne and Little Bytham. This stretch of line was the western extreme of the M&GNJR which extended east to Norwich and Great Yarmouth with branches from Sutton Bridge to Peterborough and from Melton Constable to Cromer and then Norwich.

The route of the line is still very clearly in evidence today although the rails themselves have been lifted.

The following map shows the extent of the M&GNJR network. Little Bytham is located at the extreme western edge of the network (we've marked it with a red dot) but is unnamed as the M&GNJR had no station or goods facilities in the village. West of Little Bytham the line continued through Castle Bytham, where there was a station and goods yard, to Saxby as part of the Midland Railway.

M&GNJR system map

The crest of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway

added 30/10/05
includes images of Castle Bytham station as it is today