A railway photography exhibit will premiere at Lowestoft

09:12 26 May 2022

An exhibition of over 90 images taken by a renowned photographer will premiere at Lowestoft.

David Pearce will display the images in the Parcel Office exhibition space at Lowestoft station from Friday 27 May.

Detailing a journey around the railways of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire – which has been brought together over the past five decades – the ‘Next Train Gone’ exhibition presents fascinating images of long-forgotten aspects of the railway landscape showing how the industry has changed. the last five decades.

Collecting the token, as part of the Next Train Gone exhibition.
– Credit: David Pearce

Specially commissioned by the Wherry Lines and Bittern Line Community Rail Partnerships, the exhibition will open in Lowestoft as part of celebrations marking 175 years since the arrival of the railway in the town.

Locations featured in the exhibition include Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ely, King’s Lynn, North Walsham, Cromer, Sheringham, Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Felixstowe and Lowestoft, and includes traction and rolling stock images as well as lost lines and stations including Gorleston, Fakenham, Lenwade and Aylsham.

Next Train Gone Exhibit Rail Tour

Train tour of the Next Train Gone exhibition.
– Credit: David Pearce

It also offers more unusual services, including a charter train visiting King’s Lynn Docks.

Photographer David Pearce has spent his life recording images of the railway and his critically acclaimed ‘Departures’ exhibition was the first event to be held in the station’s newly restored parcel office in 2019.

Emergency repairs are featured in the Next Train Gone exhibit

Emergency repairs are featured in the Next Train Gone exhibit.
– Credit: David Pearce

Ahead of the next exhibition, Mr Pearce said: “Railways are usually associated with travel and, as in life, there are many things that help make that journey complete, and perhaps even enrich it along the way. road.

“Thinking back to those trips, you realize that nothing is ever quite the same.

“Next Train Gone is an exhibition of images that offers insight into different aspects of the railway in Norfolk, parts of Suffolk and even contact with Cambridgeshire, on a journey through the past five decades.

“They are seen through lenses recording the passing scene that was once familiar, but too soon faded into half-forgotten memory – one ticket of no return.”

The exhibit, which is free to enter, coincides with National Community Rail Week.

It opens on May 27 and runs on Saturday May 28, then from Monday May 30 every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday June 3.