Burnham’s Railway – Now and Then

Marine Drive leading into Pier Street in November 2015
Marine Drive leading into Pier Street in November 2015
Train about the leave the Excursion Platform on 30th July 1955.Of interest The children are - from left to right - David Strickland, Sara Trotman, Christine Calvary, John Strickland, Judith Stevenson and Lenard Thompson.
Train about the leave the Excursion Platform on 30th July 1955.
Of interest The children are – from left to right – David Strickland, Sara Trotman, Christine ?, John Strickland, Judith Stevenson and Lenard Thompson.

 

Train leaving the short original platform. On the right can be seen the part of the coal yard with coal trucks.
Train leaving the short original platform. On the right can be seen the part of the coal yard with coal trucks.

 

The last Excursion Platform was the last remaining structure before Marine Drive reached this area.
The Excursion Platform was the last remaining structure of the station before Marine Drive reached this area.
This image kindly provided by Cedric May. C 1980.

 

5h May 1958.
5h May 1958.
This image kindly provided by Alan Dobinson.

 

Looking East through the station canopy.
Looking East through the station canopy.
This image kindly provided by Carol Keen.
16th July 1958.
16th July 1958.
This image kindly provided by Alan Dobinson.

 

View of the station from the esplanade . With Train and people.This image kindly provided by Ann Popham.
This image kindly provided by Ann Popham.

 

View of station from the original Buffer Stops.
View of station from the original Buffer Stops.

 

The original Buffer Stops.
The original Buffer Stops.
These were probably erected when the South Esplanade was tarmacked around 1932 and the lines going down the Jetty taken up.
Installing the Buffer Stop Memorial 14th July 2015.
Installing the Buffer Stop Memorial 14th July 2015.
The Memorial is as close to the site of the original Buffer Stops as possible.
The Memorial is as close to the site of the original Buffer Stops as possible.

A view of the location of the original station buildings taken in 2016.

The same location of the station buildings taken by the late Glyn Luxon around 1960

The station buildings when viewed from the High Street.