Specialist Railway Books

South Eastern & Chatham Railways

A Marriage of Convenience

ISBN:978 1 901706 08 6
First Published:01 April 1998
Authors:Adrian Gray M.A.
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

224 Pages
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This Hardback is currently out of print.

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After decades of bitter feuding, the two Kent railway companies were united in an uneasy marriage. The following decades are a story of a desperate struggle to win profits and public confidence, fought against a background of increased road congestion and the First World War. It is the story of a railway company and the people who ran it at a pivotal point in British railway history.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Grove Ferry17
Rochester Bridge21,29
Rochester Common22
Shakespeare Cliff24
Tunbridge Wells30
Folkestone Warren34
Charing Cross38,139-140
Elmstead Woods44
Belle Isle47
Herne Hill49
Eltham Park51
Folkestone Harbour55
Dover Admiralty Pier58-59,64
Dover Marine60-61,168
Folkestone Pier62-63,66,71,75
Queenborough Pier62
Bexhill West92
Greenwich Park111
Folkestone Junction121
Eythorne Guilford Colliery127
Paddock Wood136
Milton Range Halt138
Woolwich Arsenal147
Wandsworth Road151
Holborn Viaduct Low Level176
Ashford Works185-186
Dorking (Westcott SB)189
Folkestone Central193
Cannon Street41197

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