Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Appledore to Dungeness by rail

Photos taken by me on Saturday 24th November on an excursion train down the line from Appledore to Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent.  Weather suitably dismal.  Top: original route map; second:  passing ruin; third: view across the shingle to Dungeness nuclear power station in the rain and mist from the train (it wasn't possible to get off as there are no platforms, only facilities for loading the nuclear flasks) see here and here; fourth: Brookland Halt disused station, for more information see here and here; bottom: Lydd Town railway station disused since 1971, more information here and here.  The level crossing gates situated just before this station had to be manually opened and closed before the train could proceed.

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