Specialist Railway Books

South Eastern Railway

ISBN:978 0 906520 85 7
First Published:01 November 1990
Authors:Adrian Gray M.A.
Dimensions:240 x 160 mm
Format:Hardback
Book Info:

319 Pages
Photographs
Maps
Other details of local history

This Hardback is currently out of print.

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The South Eastern Railway was built as part of a highway from London to Paris, and then developed to serve Kent, Surrey, Sussex and even Berkshire. It was a railway whose history is filled with unusual and intriguing personalities, romantic incidents and much corruption. In this first full and comprehensive history of the SER, Mr Gray unravels the visions and jealousies that made the story of this important railway. He chronicles the construction of the various lines, details the various personalities - as diverse as Charles Dickens and the Emperor Napoleon III - and describes in detail famous incidents such as the Staplehurst Disaster and the Gold Bullion Robbery.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

StationsPhoto
Folkestone Warren4
Northfleet9
Dartford10
Maze Hill11
Erith12
Higham13
Strood14
Higham15
Chatham Central18-19
Port Victoria20
West Wickham25
Coombe Lane26
Tonbridge28
Folkestone Junction29
Dover SER30
Ashford31
Chislehurst32
Halsted & Knockholt33
Sevenoaks34
Grove Park35,76-77
Dunton Green36
Paddock Wood38
Cuxton39
Tovil40
Snodland41
Dorking Town43
Westcott SB44
Gomshall & Shere45
Wellington College for Crowthorne46
West St.Leonards50
Hastings51-52
Tunbridge Wells53
Bexhill West54
Rye55-56
Selsdon Road58
Sandgate59-60
Shorncliffe61
Ramsgate65
Deal66-67
Folkestone Harbour69-71
Staplehurst78

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