Country Railway Routes

East Kent Light Railway

ISBN:978 0 906520 61 1
First Published:01 June 1989
Last Reprinted:25 May 2013
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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One of the most curious railways in Britain, the East Kent was not planned as a passenger line but was intended mainly as a carrier of coal to the coast for shipping. It passed through a tunnel associated with a skull (Golgotha), had stations commemorating murder (Poison Cross) and unproductive collieries (several). Its mysterious rolling stock and bizarre termini have made it a transport legend, which can be explored through the photographs, maps and amazingly varied tickets contained in this album.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Shepherds Well13-15
Shepherds Well (EKR)16-28
Shepherds Well Shed29-41
Tilmanstone Colliery61-72
Eastry South75-77
Poison Cross86
Roman Road87
Sandwich Road88-91
Richborough Port92-95
Ash Town99-100
Wingham Colliery109-110
Wingham Town111-113
Wingham Canterbury Road114-120

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