TQ4555 : Former Westerham Railway, Kent

near to Westerham, Kent, Great Britain

Former Westerham Railway, Kent
Former Westerham Railway, Kent
Once upon a time, and here we're talking around fifty years ago, Westerham had its own railway station. A tank engine, usually a push-pull fitted H Class, trundled two antiquated carriages up and down, some four miles to the junction with the South Eastern main line at Dunton Green, where you could change for a train up to London or down towards the coast at Dover and Hastings. But the line did not pay its way, (they never tried diesel cars here). Part of the line was built over when the M25 was constructed, but this small section towards Westerham escaped that fate and the right-of-way survives as a farm track. Ironically the M25 never gave a direct connection to Westerham, because local residents objected to the planned interchange just north of the town, and drivers are faced with a few miles along the A25 before they can access the motorway.
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Friday, 12 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 12 May, 2006
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 455 550 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.5345N 0:5.0750E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 454 550
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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