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Report - Folkestone Harbour Railway Station - May 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Will Knot, May 16, 2014.

  1. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    The Explore......

    An overnight stop off while travelling, I had an evening and some spare time around the area, so decided to have a solo mooch round the Folkestone Harbour Railway Station. Access was a little difficult but the exit was even quicker when the Harbour Secca turned up ranting about "People with cameras' are worst than people shooting with guns" :confused I certainly know that the latter is far more frickin' painful :( Anyway, following the outburst, I was kindly asked to leave :rolleyes:

    A Bit of History.....

    Folkestone Harbour station is a railway station built to serve the port of Folkestone in Kent, and is one of three stations in the town. It is at the end of the short 1-in-30 Folkestone Harbour Branch Line, joining the South Eastern Main Line at Folkestone Junction. The branch and harbour station provided a rail connection for boat trains from London which connected with the ferry services to Calais and Boulogne.

    In 1994, the opening of the Channel Tunnel led to the majority of ferry operators moving to other ports in the South East, with the result that only two services per day were arriving at Folkestone Harbour, to connect with the Hoverspeed SeaCat services. When these were moved to Ramsgate.

    The branch and station closed to regular passenger train services in 2001 although the line and station continued to be used by the Venice-Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) and railtours. As of March 2009, Network Rail intend to close the branch, and an association has formed to preserve it as a heritage line.

    Sometime after 2001, the line was singled for operational purposes, although the disused line is still in situ.

    On with the pics....:)

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    I hope you enjoyed the report....I Will Knot ;)
     
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  2. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    Very nice mate good work
     
  3. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    security must have had a slow day,ive never heard of anyone turning up here ..Nice shots Will its a nice ander down here
     
  4. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Very nice mate as usual :thumb

    Some nice compositions as well :)
     
  5. Paradox

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    oooooh I like these lots! Nice report too Will :thumb
     
  6. The Kwan

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    Looks good this will, shit man, you get about :thumb
     
  7. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks all for the comments :thumb
     
  8. Xan_Asmodi

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    Sixth photo is a winner, my good man :thumb
     
  9. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Clean chrisp shots m8, and a site I've never seen b4 :thumb
    Keep up the good work, :thumb
     
  10. Indecisive Moment

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    Good report William and lovely photos :)
     
  11. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Very nice report, def worth the bollocking from secca.
     
  12. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Yes mate, it was a bit of a surprise but at least I'd done and was ready for leaving anyway.
     
  13. Seagull

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    Nice work Will
     
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    canute 货车司机和国王
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    Good work mate :thumb
     
  15. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Okay, you know i'm gonna ask...........the best two spots on the site?
     
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