Next stop, King’s Lynn for couple visiting all of Britain’s 2,563 railway stations
PUBLISHED: 15:29 04 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:29 04 June 2017
A couple visiting all of Britain’s 2,563 railway stations pulled into King’s Lynn on the latest leg of their marathon journey.
Railway aficionados Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe pulled into the West Norfolk station on the 11.20am from Norwich.
The pair are currently travelling the length and breadth of Britain’s rail network - but King’s Lynn station is of special significance, as it is Miss Pipe’s home town.
The former Springwood High School pupil said, now 33, said: “It feels very familiar but it’s really interesting coming back with a different pair of eyes.
“Instead of just being a commuter, I’m taking in a lot more of the station. I’ve read about the history and I’m noticing things like how much work has gone into restoring the station, and there’s a lovely little cafe,” said Miss Pipe.
The couple hope to complete the East Anglian leg of their journey over the weekend.
They were due to return to Norwich before heading out towards the Norfolk Broads and the coast on Sunday.
When asked what he thought of the East Anglian landscape Mr Marshall, 44-year-old freelance film producer from South London, said; “I like it because the land is very flat, you can see for miles from the train. It’s quite scene.”
Setting off at the beginning of May, so far the couple have completed a third of the stations they plan to visit on their tour - which they estimate will take around three months in total.
Part of the reason behind the mammoth journey is to document how country’s railways are changing.
Miss Pipe, who works as a museum education professional at the London Transport Museum, said: “My interest in railways is more the social history side of things - that’s my passion.
“Over the next few years there’s going to be so much investment in the railways they’re going to change dramatically.
“So we’re at a moment when we’re going to capture how the railways are now,” said Miss Pipe.
The couple are documenting are recording their jounrey acorss a range of media, which will be given to the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum.
Each day’s trip is being shared on www.allthestations.co.uk