Kent and East Sussex Railway :: Shared Description

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 Rilway 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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75 images use this description. Preview sample shown below:

TQ8833 : Tenterden Station by Oast House Archive
TQ8630 : Railway Bridge on Kent & East Sussex Railway by Oast House Archive
TQ8630 : Railway Bridge over Newmill Channel by Oast House Archive
TQ8632 : "Whistle" Kent & East Sussex Railway by Oast House Archive
TQ8632 : Pushing the carriages ! by David Anstiss
TQ8632 : Missed the face !! by David Anstiss
TQ8632 : Kent and East Sussex Railway - heading along the Newmill Channel valley by David Anstiss
TQ8632 : Kent and East Sussex  Railway line - heading to Rolvenden Station by David Anstiss
TQ8632 : The Harvester Crossing by David Anstiss
TQ8631 : The Kent and East Sussex Railway near the Crayfish Lagoons by David Anstiss
TQ8632 : Rolvenden Station by David Anstiss
TQ8733 : Kent and East Sussex Railway heading to Rolvenden Station by David Anstiss
TQ8733 : Railway and train heading to Tenterden Station by David Anstiss
TQ8733 : Train on Kent and East Sussex Railway by David Anstiss
TQ8733 : Level crossing near Cranbrook Road Cemetery by David Anstiss
TQ8633 : Kent and East Sussex Railway to Rolvenden Station by David Anstiss
TQ8633 : Kent and East Sussex Railway to Tenterden by David Anstiss
TQ8633 : Haystacks Level Crossing by David Anstiss
TQ8633 : Kent and East Sussex Railway Bridge over a stream by David Anstiss
TQ8628 : Wittersham Road level crossing by Stephen Craven
TQ8326 : Signal box and water tower, Northiam station by Stephen Craven
TQ7824 : Bodiam station building by Stephen Craven
TQ8227 : Kent and East Sussex Railway in Oil Seed Rape Fields by David Anstiss
TQ8427 : River Rother Level crossing on the Kent and East Sussex Railway by David Anstiss
TQ8427 : Kent and East Sussex Railway heading towards Wittersham Road by David Anstiss

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Created: Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Updated: Sun, 20 May 2012

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