TR1936 : Railway from Folkestone

taken 8 years ago, near to Channel Tunnel Terminal, Kent, Great Britain

Railway from Folkestone
Railway from Folkestone
This line leads from Folkestone West to Sandling and Westenhanger before heading onto Ashford. Seen from Horn Street bridge. In the background on the right is Cheriton Parc Holiday Inn motel and over the railway, Cheriton High Street road Bridge.

60+ years ago, you would have seen the Elham Valley Railway joining the Ashford / Folkestone line from the right.
Elham Valley Railway
The Elham Valley Railway is a disused and dismantled railway line that runs through the Elham Valley connecting Folkestone and Canterbury in East Kent. It was operational from 1887 to 1947. Unable to compete with the roads the Southern Railway closed the whole Elham Valley line on the 16 June 1947, despite local protest. Lifting of the line occurred in 1950-54. But most of the country route still exists.
See LinkExternal link for a wikipedia page on the railway.
See LinkExternal link for a more in depth historic page on the railway
See also LinkExternal link for the Elham Valley Way - long distance footpath using the line route as a guide.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 February, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 190 367 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.3137N 1:7.6265E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 191 367
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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