In our second report to mark the anniversary we look at a line that survived the Beeching axe and flourished and what the future holds across the East.
Many routes from our region head into London Liverpool Street. From there here's Natalie Gray.
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A woman had to be rescued from a kitchen fire at her home at Woburn Sands in Bedfordshire over the weekend.
A man from Huntingdon has started a campaign to fight back against anti-Polish leaflets which were handed out in the town.
The Polish ambassador has called on the government to condemn a series of cards containing the words 'no more Polish vermin'.