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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The High Court has decided it cannot force prison bosses at HMP Woodhill to take action and prevent more self-inflicted deaths.
Staying dry with some patchy cloud at times but also sunny periods during the evening. Dry and sunny again on Wednesday.
Two people were left with minor injuries when a car smashed into the front of an ice cream parlour in Essex.