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Tenterden Train Graveyard - Tenterden, Kent - March 2019


WilsonTheHuman

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This place seems to have been done a lot recently but hey, this has been on my list to visit for /ages/ so myself and my two exploring buddies piled in to the car and off we went. Here's some history on the place:

The Kent & East Sussex Railway opened in 1900 as England’s first ‘light railway’, serving the rural communities of East Sussex and Kent. Closing to passengers in 1954, the line was saved and reopened by a charitable organisation in 1974. It now operates steam hauled and diesel observation trains on a 10.5 mile line from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to the historic market town of Tenterden in west Kent.

Just a little walk down the line from the preserved station on a disused, no longer maintained section of track, lie four ex train carriages. Lined up neatly, they sit nestled amongst the trees, quietly being reclaimed by nature. These gigantic pieces of machinery are quite something to behold, the chassis alone standing just under 6 foot above the rails. Although they are now mostly down to the metal chassis and rotted wood, they still have a charm to them.
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seaside_rambler

Muss nicht was machem?
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They’re getting progressively worse and it looks like one loco has gone, hopefully for restoration? Good to see it again, there’s a bit more if you check the rest of the line ;)
 

WilsonTheHuman

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They’re getting progressively worse and it looks like one loco has gone, hopefully for restoration? Good to see it again, there’s a bit more if you check the rest of the line ;)
I believe one of the more complete carriages was removed because it was getting vandalised, I believe it has indeed gone for restoration, which is good. I'll definitely be back there to check out the other stuff on the line, that day we had other locations lined up and a long drive back up to Luton ahead so we'll go back when summer is in full swing and we have more daylight!
 

Kat18

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This place seems to have been done a lot recently but hey, this has been on my list to visit for /ages/ so myself and my two exploring buddies piled in to the car and off we went. Here's some history on the place:

The Kent & East Sussex Railway opened in 1900 as England’s first ‘light railway’, serving the rural communities of East Sussex and Kent. Closing to passengers in 1954, the line was saved and reopened by a charitable organisation in 1974. It now operates steam hauled and diesel observation trains on a 10.5 mile line from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to the historic market town of Tenterden in west Kent.

Just a little walk down the line from the preserved station on a disused, no longer maintained section of track, lie four ex train carriages. Lined up neatly, they sit nestled amongst the trees, quietly being reclaimed by nature. These gigantic pieces of machinery are quite something to behold, the chassis alone standing just under 6 foot above the rails. Although they are now mostly down to the metal chassis and rotted wood, they still have a charm to them. View attachment 800296

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Do you have the location? Have been wanting to go here but can’t find where it is
 

The_Raw

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Do you have the location? Have been wanting to go here but can’t find where it is
People don't tend to give out specific details of locations publicly. My advice would be to check google maps satellite view for train tracks in the local area ;)

Have a read of this if you haven't already - https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/28-days-later-survival-guide-for-newbies.121920/

Edit: I just had a quick look and found it in 2 minutes. All part of the fun finding stuff yourself :)
 
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Giymo85

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Do you have the location? Have been wanting to go here but can’t find where it is
Keeping in mind that the thread title names the town these sit in, it really isn't difficult to work out. If you know the place and know that these sit at the end of a rail line, how hard can it be?

Hop on Google Maps and follow the lines and you can't really go wrong.
 

Down and beyond

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Great report their good history just being left to rust what a shame but well worth seeing by
Looks of it
 

WilsonTheHuman

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Great report their good history just being left to rust what a shame but well worth seeing by
Looks of it
Thanks mate! Deffo worth a trip. There are more trains further up the line but we didn't get to those due to having other locations lined up and a druve to Luton to get home ahead of us! I'm planning a trip back there to see the other trains in the summer and visit the restored station as I enjoy that sort of thing too.
 

WilsonTheHuman

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Do you have the location? Have been wanting to go here but can’t find where it is
Sorry, I don't give out locations publicly, if you're new to this hobby you need to know that asking for locations is pretty frowned upon. Half the fun is finding places yourself! The name of the town is in the title of this report, use that and get yourself on google maps, you should find them quite easily from there.
 

Down and beyond

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Thanks mate! Deffo worth a trip. There are more trains further up the line but we didn't get to those due to having other locations lined up and a druve to Luton to get home ahead of us! I'm planning a trip back there to see the other trains in the summer and visit the restored station as I enjoy that sort of thing too.
Hello mate I do a lot of magnet fishing on old railway line bridges have found some great old cast iron signs etc if your into your railway stuff might be worth a think Luton that’s around a hour from my area so not to far away !
 

WilsonTheHuman

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Hello mate I do a lot of magnet fishing on old railway line bridges have found some great old cast iron signs etc if your into your railway stuff might be worth a think Luton that’s around a hour from my area so not to far away !
Awesome, haven't tried magnet fishing yet but would love to give it a go. I live in Dunstable, which is about 15 mins from Luton :)
 

Down and beyond

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Ahh yes worked their a lot have ya seen my two posts I made ? Magnet fishing good but can be cold lol
 

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