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New Southwold Railway Tours aboard a 1950's bus

Written by Andrew Woodhouse on

A brand new tourism attraction has just arrived in Southwold!

Visitors can now learn all about the historic Southwold Railway, a narrow-gauge railway which ran between Halesworth and Southwold between 1879 and 1929.

In an educational tour this summer, visitors will have the opportunity to take a trip on board Olive, an historic 1950s bus, visiting old station sites at Blythburgh, Wenhaston, Southwold and Walberswick. Relax and enjoy the scenery whilst your guide, attired as a Victorian Railway Guard, takes you into the golden age of steam railways.

The itinerary also includes a visit to the engine shed where an 1879 locomotive is being built. You’ll even get to watch old footage of the historic railway at Southwold's iconic Electric Picture Palace Cinema.

Tours take place on the 18 July 2013, 1 August 2013, 15 August 2013 and 29 August 2013. Further information and tickets are available from Southwold Railway Shop, 27 High Street.

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