The Great Eastern Railway

Map of the GER Railway Network
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The Great Eastern Railway (GER) was a railway of extreme contrasts; it provided an intensive suburban service over a network of lines in the North to East sector of outer London; it ran some quite prestigious express services between London and Norfolk; it also ran some equally prestigious trains to compliment its Continental Maritime ferry service, yet over much of the area it served there were sleepy branch lines in rural districts as exemplified by the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway.

Brief History of the GER's Constituents

Brief History of the GER

Brief History after Grouping


Joint Lines

Railway Services

Maritime Services

Locomotive History






The Wisbech & Upwell Railway

The Decapod 0-10-0T

The Palace Gates to Seven Sisters Route



Thank you to Richard Barron for writing most of the GER section.