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Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Hildenborough Railway Station

Hildenborough was opened in 1868 by the South Eastern Railway company. It is the only station between the larger Tonbridge and Sevenoaks stations.  Unusually for the time, the platforms were not staggered, but placed opposite each other from the start.   As with all others on the line, crossing the track was done by means … Continue reading Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Hildenborough Railway Station

Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Marden Railway Station

Opened in 1842 by the South Eastern Railway Company, Marden soon grew into quite an important station on the line.  Eventually there would be many sidings carrying such items such as hops and apples, plus various other agricultural items including cattle. Eight cottages were constructed for the railway workers needed to staff the station through … Continue reading Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Marden Railway Station

Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Staplehurst Railway Station

Opened in 1842 by the South Eastern Railway Company, Staplehurst was very much like any other rural station on the line. Staggered platforms and a tongue and groove timber building, similar to that at Pluckley, were erected in 1844. Goods facilities were placed on the London bound side in 1875, which included a coal depot … Continue reading Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Staplehurst Railway Station

Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Headcorn Railway Station

Headcorn was opened in 1842 by the South East Railway Company, initially as a terminus for the line as the extension to Dover had yet to be completed. The original station building was made of tongue and groove timber, similar to that at Pluckley, and a goods facility was also provided here. This goods facility … Continue reading Along The Railway Line | South East Mainline | Headcorn Railway Station

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