21 April 2015
British Railways & Afterwards
The chronology is split into a general section followed by sections of line.
|1 January 1948||All lines vested in British Transport Commission and placed in the Eastern Operating Area.|
Melton Constable (exclusive) to Norwich City
|12 September 1960||Themelthorpe Curve into use, line from Melton to Themelthorpe abandoned.||Mike Back|
|19 October 1962||Norwich City signal box closed, yard connections remodelled. Tyer's tablets replaced by Key Token from Drayton with a 'no signalman' instrument in a hut on the down side at the north end of Norwich Yard; released by Drayton and operated by train crew or yard staff.
1-lever ground frame released by key token provided at north end working points from Single Line to No.1 Spur.
|1 February 1965||Attlebridge Goods Yard closed, ground frame taken out of use.||Mike Back|
|15 April 1965||Attlebridge Up and Down Home signals removed, Distants remain, these and gate locks still worked by cabin.||Mike Back|
|22 April 1965||Attlebridge Up Distant renewed in same position.||Mike Back|
|5 December 1966||Whitwell & Reepham signal box closed; key token section now Aylsham (GE) to Lenwade.||Mike Back|
|16 October 1967||Key Token working Drayton to Norwich abolished; line worked as a siding.||Mike Back|
|11 July 1968||Drayton signal box abolished; Lenwade to Norwich worked as a siding.
Tablet releases for ground frames at Lenwade replaced by Annett's key.
|24 February 1969||Lenwade to Norwich closed; buffers provided 420 yards Norwich side of southernmost single line connection at Lenwade.||Mike Back|
|20 December 1973||Aylsham (GE) and Lenwade signal boxes closed; line worked from Wroxham by Train Staff.||Mike Back|
|September 1981||Last service train to Lenwade.||Mike Back|
|16 May 1983||Special weedkiller working to Lenwade.||Mike Back|
|16 June 1983||Line officially closed.||Mike Back|