Maldon East & Heybridge Railway Station Giclée Art Print
High-quality art print of the former Maldon East and Heybridge railway station in Essex, depicted in a style reminiscient of railway posters from the golden age of rail. The station was located on the Maldon, Witham & Braintree Railway (MWBR), a branch line which ran from Witham to Maldon from 1848 to 1953, when it was closed as part of the Beeching Cuts; the line would continue to be used for freight until 1980. Maldon East & Hebyridge Station was not the station's first name - it was known as Maldon Station until 1889, and then as Maldon East Station until 1907.
The story of the station's construction is one of political corruption. The director of the Eastern Counties Railway, David Waddington, was standing for Parliament in Maldon. As such, he employed a large workforce to build a grand and ornate station. Waddington was duly elected as MP, and 'Waddington's Guinea Pigs' had their employment terminated days later.
Nonetheless, Maldon was left with a beautiful example of Victorian architecutre. Though no longer in operation as a railway station, the building remains, and can be seen in Maldon today; the line itself exists in the form of the Blackwater Rail Trail, a Local Wildlife Site popular with local hikers.
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This Essex illustration by artist Rob Wisdom is a high quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.