Britain's lost railways

There was a time that our region was criss-crossed by a dense network of railways connecting many of our towns and villages.

That all changed in the late fifties and 1960s when dozens of rural branch lines were shut to save cash and now these lost railways are featured in a new book.

Matthew Hudson and the author of Britain's Lost Railways Julian Holland discovered the trains may be long gone but the lines, including the Braintree to Bishop's Stortford route, have had a new lease of life.