TQ5335 : A train on the Spa Valley Railway passes Harrison's Rocks

taken 1 year ago, near to Groombridge, East Sussex, Great Britain

A train on the Spa Valley Railway passes Harrison's Rocks
A train on the Spa Valley Railway passes Harrison's Rocks
This crossing is just off Forge Road to the south of Harrison’s Rocks and Groombridge Junction. The nearer track is the line between Eridge and Ashurst on the Uckfield line operated by Southern Trains while the further track on which the train is running is the Spa Valley Railway between Eridge and Groombridge.

Eridge station was opened by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway on 3rd August 1868 at the same time as the railway connecting the existing lines at Uckfield and Groombridge Junction. The line towards Tonbridge via Tunbridge Wells West was closed in 1985, and the line to Eastbourne via Heathfield and Hailsham (The Cuckoo Line) was closed in 1965 and to East Grinstead was closed in 1967.

When the Oxted to Uckfield line was partially singled in January 1990, all trains used the former up line (the nearer one here). The former down line was then abandoned but was restored by the Spa Valley Railway who reopened the railway between Eridge and Tunbridge Wells West on 25th March 2011 - see LinkExternal link Here a train has just left Eridge on its way to Groombridge and Tunbridge Wells. The Uckfield to Oxted line is one of the few non-electrified railways in South East England.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 September, 2016   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 September, 2016
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Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5318 3530 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.7931N 0:11.1726E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5321 3524
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