TQ8630 : Railway Bridge over Newmill Channel

taken 9 years ago, near to Rolvenden Layne, Kent, Great Britain

Railway Bridge over Newmill Channel
Railway Bridge over Newmill Channel
On Kent & East Sussex Railway
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Kent and East Sussex Railway is a heritage railway running between Tenterden in Kent and Bodiam in East Sussex.

The Headcorn to Robertsbridge line was closed in 1954.

In 1974, sections of the railway were reopened from Tenterden to Rolvenden Station, and has subsequently been extended to Bodiam. It is now is a successful tourist attraction.

There have been plans for many years by volunteers for The Rother Valley Railway to link Bodiam back up to Robertsbridge, which would link the line back to the main railway network. It was due to be completed in 2010 but has been delayed. A 3.5km length of track needs to be relaid from Junction Road to Robertsbridge, and crossings of two busy roads, including the A21.

The route between Tenterden to Headcorn station is still visible but has been built on in places, so any reinstatement is now impossible.

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TQ8630, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 February, 2009
Geographical Context
Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Category
Railway bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8697 3029 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.4923N 0:39.9404E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8691 3039
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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