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DMU E79963 1964-06 Maldon East

DMU E79963 1964-06 Maldon East

Chris Foren comments “E79963 broadside. The Jacobean style station dated from the opening of the line in 1848. The canopy replaced a glass roof that was badly damaged when the boiler of a steam locomotive exploded. The building symbolised the ambition of the times but traffic was never heavy and by 1958 seven return trips sufficed for the 400 passengers carried per day. The introduction of the railbuses served as a last ditch attempt to reverse the decline caused principally by bus competition. The service was increased to 17 trains a day on a predominantly clockface pattern. It was a nice try but the passenger service was withdrawn and the station closed in September 1964. E79963 survives. It was sold to the North Norfolk Railway in 1967 and was put to good use for many years. In February 2012 it moved to the East Anglian Railway Museum where it received a thorough overhaul.”