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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TQ7724 : Tree beside the River Rother by David Anstiss
TQ8632 : Railway line towards Bodiam by Julian P Guffogg
TQ8833 : Signal box - Tenterden Town Station by Paul Gillett
TQ8632 : "Whistle" Kent & East Sussex Railway by Oast House Archive
TQ8632 : Level crossing by N Chadwick
TQ8733 : Level crossing near Cranbrook Road Cemetery by David Anstiss
TQ7724 : The end of Kent & East Sussex Railway by Oast House Archive
TQ8733 : Kent and East Sussex Railway heading to Rolvenden Station by David Anstiss
TQ7724 : Kent and East Sussex Railway extension, near Quarry Farm by David Anstiss
TQ8326 : Northiam Station by N Chadwick
TQ8326 : Northiam Station by Paul Gillett
TQ7323 : New bridge at Kent and East Sussex Railway by Oast House Archive
TQ8632 : Missed the face !! by David Anstiss
TQ8227 : Kent and East Sussex Railway in Oil Seed Rape Fields by David Anstiss
TQ8631 : The Kent and East Sussex Railway near the Crayfish Lagoons by David Anstiss
TQ7825 : Train, Kent and East Sussex Railway by N Chadwick
TQ8833 : Tenterden Town station buildings by Oast House Archive
TQ8326 : Kent and East Sussex Railway near Northiam by David Anstiss
TQ7824 : Train arriving at Bodiam Station by Paul Gillett
TQ7825 : A small plantation by the Kent and East Sussex Railway by N Chadwick
TQ8833 : Bus Station café at Tenterden Station by Oast House Archive
TQ8833 : Tenterden Station by Oast House Archive
TQ7323 : A new Rother Valley Railway Bridge by David Anstiss
TQ7824 : Bodiam station building by Stephen Craven
TQ8833 : Diesel train at Tenterden Station by Oast House Archive

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

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