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An Angel at the Gate: Ramsey Line, the Last Bastion of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway

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The Ramsey Line was a branch line in Essex, England, that ran from Witham to Ramsey. It was opened in 1866 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) and was initially worked by horse-drawn tramcars. In 1883, the GER introduced steam locomotives to the line, and in 1923, the line became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS). The LMS continued to operate steam locomotives on the line until 1962, when diesel locomotives were introduced. The line was closed to passenger traffic in 1964 and to freight traffic in 1966.

An Angel at the Gate (Ramsey Line 1)
An Angel at the Gate (Ramsey Line 1)

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The Ramsey Line was a relatively short line, but it was an important one for the LMS. It was the only line that connected the LMS to the port of Harwich, which was a major port for trade with the Netherlands and Germany. The line was also used to transport agricultural products from the surrounding countryside to London.

The Ramsey Line was a picturesque line, running through rolling countryside and past charming villages. It was a popular line with day-trippers from London, who would often take the train to Ramsey to visit the beach or go for a walk in the countryside.

The closure of the Ramsey Line was a sad day for the people of Essex. It was a vital link to the outside world for many communities, and its closure left them isolated. The line has been preserved as a heritage railway, and it is now operated by volunteers. The railway runs a number of steam and diesel trains throughout the year, and it is a popular tourist attraction.

The Stations on the Ramsey Line

The Ramsey Line had a total of seven stations:

  • Witham
  • Kelvedon
  • Tiptree
  • Tolleshunt D'Arcy
  • Great Totham
  • Little Totham
  • Ramsey

Witham was the junction station for the Ramsey Line. It was also a major station on the Great Eastern Main Line, which ran from London to Norwich. Kelvedon was a small market town that was served by the Ramsey Line. Tiptree was a village that was known for its jam factory. Tolleshunt D'Arcy was a small village that was located near the River Blackwater. Great Totham and Little Totham were two small villages that were located near each other. Ramsey was the terminus of the Ramsey Line. It was a small town that was located on the River Orwell.

The Locomotives that Operated on the Ramsey Line

The Ramsey Line was operated by a variety of locomotives over the years. The GER initially used horse-drawn tramcars on the line, but steam locomotives were introduced in 1883. The LMS continued to operate steam locomotives on the line until 1962, when diesel locomotives were introduced. The following is a list of the locomotives that operated on the Ramsey Line:

  • GER Class 200
  • GER Class 3

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Language : English
File size : 2932 KB
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Screen Reader : Supported
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Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 20 pages
Lending : Enabled
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An Angel at the Gate (Ramsey Line 1)
An Angel at the Gate (Ramsey Line 1)

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Language : English
File size : 2932 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 20 pages
Lending : Enabled
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