Crab and Winkle Line :: Shared Description

This is the disused and dismantled railway between Canterbury and Whitstable. Whitstable was a growing port, seven miles north of Canterbury City. Railway construction began in 1828 with George Stephenson as the engineer. The line finally opened on 3 May 1830, with a single track throughout and passing loops at Clowes Wood and the entrance to Tyler Hill tunnel. The line was never prosperous. At the turn of the century work started on building a spur line at Whitstable to connect with the Herne Bay to Faversham line and a bay platform at Whitstable & Tankerton station but the work was never completed. In the early 1900s halts were built at Blean & Tyler Hill, South Street and Tankerton. The line closed on 1st December 1952, albeit with a short reprieve during the floods of February 1953, soon after the track was dismantled.
For more details see LinkExternal link. See also LinkExternal link about the cycle path on the old line.
by David Anstiss
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TR1166 : Crab and Winkle Cyclepath to Stream Walk by David Anstiss
TR1265 : Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath leading towards Whitstable by David Anstiss
TR1262 : Dismantled railway to Canterbury by David Anstiss
TR1262 : Footpath crosses Crab and Winkle Railway line by David Anstiss
TR1260 : Crab & Winkle Way near Blean by Malc McDonald
TR1066 : Albert Street, Whitstable by David Anstiss
TR1265 : South Street towards Whitstable by David Anstiss
TR1166 : Crab and Winkle Way on Seymour Avenue by David Anstiss
TR1265 : South Street, Whitstable by David Anstiss
TR1459 : Crab and Winkle Way Cycle Path towards Canterbury by David Anstiss
TR1265 : Penny Farthing beside the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath by David Anstiss
TR1263 : Trackway junction in Clowes Wood (2) by David Anstiss
TR1260 : Crab & Winkle Way near Blean by Malc McDonald
TR1262 : The Winding Wheel Seat, Clowes Wood by David Anstiss
TR1260 : Bridge over a drain near Canterbury by Malc McDonald
TR1262 : Crab and Winkle Way Cycle path  in Clowes Wood, near the Winding Pond by David Anstiss
TR1165 : Crab and Winkle Way to Whitstable by David Anstiss
TR1261 : Crab and Winkle Way Cycle path crosses Chapel Lane by David Anstiss
TR1262 : Railway route to Whitstable by David Anstiss
TR1261 : Footpath junction on the Crab and Winkle Way cycle path by David Anstiss
TR1359 : Crab & Winkle Way, Canterbury by Malc McDonald
TR1263 : Crab and Winkle Way Cycle Path enters Clowes Wood by David Anstiss
TR1260 : Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath over Fishbourne / Sarre Penne River by David Anstiss
TR1264 : Crab and Winkle Way Cycle path towards Clowes Wood by David Anstiss
TR1166 : Stream Walk towards Hamilton Road by David Anstiss

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Created: Mon, 26 Apr 2010, Updated: Sat, 12 Oct 2019

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