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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There'll be long spells of sunshine in many places during Saturday before it turns cloudier and windier on Sunday.
This weekend will be mostly dry with sunshine on Saturday and cloudy, windy conditions by Sunday.
A rare bird's making a comeback to Norfolk and Suffolk. The Stone Curlew is now thriving in the Brecks after falling numbers.