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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Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a 23-year-old man who went missing after a night out in Suffolk.
Dry with sunny periods and feeling warm, although cloud tending to increase a little more into the afternoon. Turning breezy.
Town's Championship game with Brighton part of a busy night for the region's League football clubs