I thought long and hard about this photo challenge.
There’s been so many beautifully quiet places we’ve been to and stopped at on our hikes or travels. Hill tops or mountains covered in snow with all sounds muffled.
So I could have searched for a snowy shot but instead went for a photo I took only yesterday. This one taken in our home county of Norfolk which is currently ‘snow free’ and many miles away from any mountain!
Only the platforms and the tiled footings of a small building on either side remain. It’s actually closer to the small village of Briggate but this is all that is left of Honing Station.
Imagine the steam trains coming through, the whistles blowing, the travellers arriving or departing. “ALL ABOARD”
Today its a quiet place.
Wikipedia say this :
The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway ran through the parish, part of a line that linked Great Yarmouth to Sutton Bridge via Stalham, North Walsham, Aylsham, Melton Constable, Fakenham and King’s Lynn. It opened in stages between 1865 and 1933. The line closed in 1959, although some sections survive and are now part of the Weaver’s Way footpath. Other remnants of the line that can still be seen in the parish are a cast iron, steel and brick railway bridge of 1881 on the Dilham road south of the village. At Briggate there are still the disused platforms of Honing Station.
Here is the above mentioned iron railway bridge a little way along from the platforms.