The railway is located in the heart of Suffolk rural countryside. Click here for our location. At the moment we are able to give guided walks along sections of the original railway where public footpaths exist. Much of the original trackbed has been removed and returned to farming but there are visible remains in the landscape where fencing and gateposts were left in place following the removal of the track and buildings. It is these remains that have enabled us to determine the width of the line between its fences and the precise route of the line. We still have much to do in the way of investigations of the track, but we have walked virtually all of the line between Haughley and Kenton, and the recording of any original items left in place has been completed. East of Kenton to Cratfield still needs to be surveyed. If you want to help our recording and investigation of the lines route then become a Volunteer with the CS Rail team. Want to find out more about volunteering? please visit one of the links above.
The Central Suffolk Railway (C.S.Rail) will be a Community Interest Organisation (CIO) limited by guarantee and governed by the rules of the Charity Commission. Read more.
Developing the line.
Stage 1 – Route description Buces Cutting to Mendlesham Ford. 850 yards The line drops away steadily from the East to the west running parallel with Buces Lane and its old Farm. Here the line ran for a good few years as a level crossing over the Pye Road, to give the A140 it’s proper name. Eventually in 1903 work began to build the cutting and over-bridge to carry the Pye Road over the line. Read more.
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