Demolished train station comes back to life in haunting images
PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 January 2020 | UPDATED: 08:32 23 January 2020
A series of eerie images brings a light railway and demolished seafront train station back to life,
The pictures, a kind of double exposure with scenes from the past superimposed on the present, show Yarmouth Beach Station and the Great Yarmouth and Stalham Light Railway haunting their former locations along the seafront and North Denes.
A spectral railway station platform appears in a carpark, the ghost of a locomotive roars from a row of modern houses.
The images are the creation of Norwich photographer and railway enthusiast Stuart McPherson who said they are "a window into the past".
Mr McPherson, 43, has been creating images like these for years.
As member of the Norfolk Railway Heritage Group, he travels the county, an archaeologist of the recent past, uncovering abandoned and forgotten railway stations.
Yarmouth Beach Station, terminus of the Great Yarmouth & Stalham Light Railway, opened in 1877, serving stations at Caister-on-Sea, Ormesby, Hemsby and Martham before extending as far as Stalham.
The station closed completely in 1959 and was demolished in the 1980s.
Its former location is now Nelson Road North Coach and Carpark.
More of Mr McPherson's ghostly images can be seen here.
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