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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Dry with sunny periods, and very warm or hot inland. Cooler near coasts. Maximum Temperature 28 °C.