TR3865 : Disused railway tunnel at Ramsgate Harbour, Kent

near to Ramsgate, Kent, Great Britain

Disused railway tunnel at Ramsgate Harbour, Kent
Disused railway tunnel at Ramsgate Harbour, Kent
In 1923 the two competing railway companies that served Kent were merged into the newly-formed Southern Railway. It soon set about sorting out the muddle of railways which it had been bequeathed on the Isle of Thanet. By building a short length of new line it created a loop around the Thanet coast, joining the two old systems together. As a result, the two former main line stations in Ramsgate were abandoned and a new one opened. One of these stations was the LC&DR's Ramsgate Harbour, which was approached by a mile long tunnel. The photo shows where the tunnel emerged onto the harbour front.
From 1936 onwards a narrow-gauge railway used part of the railway tunnel, but eventually closed in 1965. See TR3865 : The Ramsgate Tunnel Narrow Gauge Railway for a photograph of this railway taken in 1963.
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2004
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Geograph (Second Visitor for TR3865)
Date Taken
Thursday, 1 July, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2005
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Tunnel > Tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3877 6506 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.0678N 1:25.5850E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3875 6502
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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