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Offline ellenkate

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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2010, 16:31:31 »


In the time of the early railway in Dover there was much opposition from rival transport, here is an advert for coaches in the Dover paper, viz:



Print showing early train approaching Shakespeare cliff:



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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2010, 12:03:33 »
This is a photo of the 1904 opening ceremony of the branch line which ran from Harbour station along Strond street to the Prince of Wales pier. Along the lenth of the pier itself a rail link to the landing stages was constructed to carry passengers for the trans Atlantic liners.

The photo is taken on Strond street, the old Holy trinity church can be seen on the left.

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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2010, 21:58:55 »
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010, 22:32:37 »
Newhaven had a train (usually Fenchurch a Brighton Terrier now on the Blue Bell Line) running over the old swingbridge until the late 50s, escorted by a man with bell and red flag. After that I think Weymouth was probaly the next tho there might have been some around Gosport/Pompey. Pete

In the fifties a friend of mine, at the age of 14, made friends with the crew of Fenchurch while she was at Newhaven. At first he was allowed to ride on the footplate, then he fired while either the Driver or Fireman went to the pub. Eventually he was asked to move the loco while the Driver and Fireman both went to the pub! He drove round a curve and found a police car parked across the track. Terrier brakes have never been very good and he stopped with one front buffer embedded in the driver's side front door. He reversed out, drove back to where he started and told the crew what had happened. He was told not to worry as the car shouldn't have been parked there and he heard no more about it!

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 21:42:12 »

A Dover tram, having just crossed the railway-line on Strond Street.
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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 19:24:15 »
From the Langdon Battery thread.
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 23:23:26 »
Train in front of Wellington Bridge. (The swing bridge).
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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 20:43:27 »

Imagine having this pass your flat, office, house or hotel room! A sister loco, which also ran on the line, is in service on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.



That loco P Class number 31027 is preserved on the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex.
The P class tank locos weren't to successful on the Dover harbour line, due to them having six coupled wheels which had difficulty getting around the sharp curves, the normal loco's where B4 tank loco's from the London and South Western railway which had only 4 coupled wheels and where also more powerful.

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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 19:50:39 »
Colin The railway line was on the other side of the fence, in the road. The fence was built by the railway company.
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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 15:52:56 »
I have put these photos of mine on the forum before, here they are again.

The remains of the seafront railway.






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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 12:15:32 »
The map shows the railway as it was shortly after it was extended along the seafront. A triangular junction was added after the war on the site of the buildings to the left of ESPLANADE. There was a siding to a ordnance depot on the quay behind the above site and another onto the quay between Granville Basin and the Tidal Harbour



Imagine having this pass your flat, office, house or hotel room! A sister loco, which also ran on the line, is in service on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.


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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 18:47:20 »
 Hi, I have a picture of the retractable section of the platform at Harbour Station, showing the curve of the rail into Strond Street, plus there are rail plans in" Faversham to Dover" . I am not sure yet how to post an image but will see what I can do.

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Re: Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 20:03:54 »
I know this is an old thread, but it will be worth going to Dover Library as there is info there about the stations.

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Dover Harbour and Railways
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 16:28:36 »
Please can anyone point me to a decent plan of the railways serving Dover Harbour around the 50's and 60's? I'm most interested in the tramway that ran from Dover Harbour station (through a moveable section of the platform)to Wellington Dock, Prince of Wales pier and the Eastern Docks.

Thanks, Howard

 

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