Kent and East Sussex Railway :: Shared Description

Kent and East Sussex Railway is a heritage railway running between Tenterden in Kent and Bodiam in East Sussex.

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 Railway 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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TQ8833 : Tenterden Town Station by Paul Gillett
TQ8833 : Tenterden Town station by Oast House Archive
TQ8633 : Haystacks Level Crossing by David Anstiss
TQ8833 : Tenterden Station by Oast House Archive
TQ8326 : Signal box and water tower, Northiam station by Stephen Craven
TQ8632 : K&ESR near Rolvenden Station by N Chadwick
TQ8833 : Cafe at Tenterden Town Station by Paul Gillett
TQ8633 : Kent and East Sussex Railway to Rolvenden Station by David Anstiss
TQ8632 : Kent and East Sussex  Railway line - heading to Rolvenden Station by David Anstiss
TQ8630 : Railway Bridge over Newmill Channel by David Anstiss
TQ8833 : Train at Tenterden Station by Oast House Archive
TQ8326 : Northiam Station by N Chadwick
TQ8833 : Diesel train at Tenterden Station by Oast House Archive
TQ8632 : Steam Train on the K&ESR by Julian P Guffogg
TQ8633 : Kent and East Sussex Railway to Tenterden by David Anstiss
TQ7323 : Bridge under Kent & East Sussex Railway by Oast House Archive
TQ8628 : Wittersham Road level crossing by Stephen Craven
TQ8833 : Kent & East Sussex Railway - Tenterden by Paul Gillett
TQ7323 : Footpath beside the Rother Valley Railway by David Anstiss
TQ8733 : Railway and train heading to Tenterden Station by David Anstiss
TQ7324 : Kent & East Sussex Railway, Robertsbridge by Oast House Archive
TQ8833 : Tenterden Town station by Oast House Archive
TQ7824 : Level Crossing - Bodiam by Paul Gillett
TQ8632 : Small woodland by K&ESR by N Chadwick
TQ8632 : Kent and East Sussex Railway - heading along the Newmill Channel valley by David Anstiss

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Created: Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Updated: Thu, 26 Mar 2015

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