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Tenterden Train Graveyard - Tenterden, Kent - March 2019



WilsonTheHuman

28DL Full Member
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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Just a little walk down the line from the preserved station on a disused, no longer maintained section of track, lie four ex train carriages.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

Mustn’t do what?
Regular User
#4
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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28DL Full Member
#5
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!
 

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