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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Lord Leicester - the man responsible for transforming the Holkham Estate in North Norfolk has died
Cloud and rain clearing slowly. Sunshine by Sunday afternoon.