South Eastern Railway


  /  /1842South Eastern Railway
Opened from Reigate Junction to Tonbridge.
  /  /1842London and Croydon Railway
London and Brighton Railway and South Eastern Railway using route between Coulsdon and near London Bridge.
  /  /1843South Eastern Railway
Extended to Folkestone.
  /  /1844South Eastern Railway
Opened throughout to Dover.
  /  /1845London and Greenwich Railway
South Eastern Railway
Leased in perpetuity by the South Eastern Railway.
01/04/1864Mid Kent Railway (South Eastern Railway)
Croydon (Addiscombe Road) opened.
31/12/1865Railway Clearing House
By this date, Cambrian Railways, Highland Railway, South Eastern Railway, London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and London, Chatham and Dover Railway join.
  /  /1866South Eastern Railway
Sir Edward Watkin (of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, later the Great Central Railway) becomes chairman.
01/04/1925Mid Kent Railway (South Eastern Railway)
Croydon (Addiscombe Road) renamed Croydon (Addiscombe).
28/02/1926Mid Kent Railway (South Eastern Railway)
Croydon (Addiscombe) renamed Addiscombe (Croydon).

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Redhill to Dover

165117 at Redhill on 26 July 2002 with a terminated service from Reading. ...
Ian Dinmore 26/07/2002
EWS 66082 takes a freight south through Redill station in May 2002. ...
Ian Dinmore 24/05/2002
View from a northbound service standing alongside platform 2 at Redhill station on 13 July 2002. A lengthy train of containers, ultimately destined ...
Ian Dinmore 13/07/2002
166221 awaits its departure time at Redhill platform 1 on 26 July 2002 with a Reading shuttle service. ...
Ian Dinmore 26/07/2002
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59001 approaching Tonbridge with the 1058hrs Allington to Whatley empties on 30th November 2016. However the front wagons appear still to be loaded. ...
Roger Geach 30/11/1976
375623, from London Charing Cross, terminating at Tonbridge station on 26th August 2013. At this time on this Sunday morning, services between here ...
David Bosher 26/08/2013
Class 202 DEMU unit 1034 stands alongside the platform at Tonbridge in 1983. ...
Ian Dinmore //1983
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Headcorn station buildings, as seen over fifty years ago in 1972. ...
Doug Nicholls /10/1972
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A view west along the long straight section of track at Pluckley, between Ashford and Tonbridge, in October 2010. ...
John McIntyre 28/10/2010
A 12 car Southeastern service made up of three 4 car Class 375 EMUs calls at Pluckley whilst working to London from south Kent on 28 October 2010. ...
John McIntyre 28/10/2010
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A view of the carriage sidings and Hitachi maintenance facility at Ashford where the Class 395 'Javelin' sets are serviced. In the background is the ...
John McIntyre 03/03/2017
An MPV on RHTT duties heads south east through rural Kent at Tutt Hill, to the north west of Ashford, on 28 October 2010. The large wall behind the ...
John McIntyre 28/10/2010
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Folkestone West, eastbound platform with boarded-up former waiting rooms, at 15.31 on Saturday, 11th November 2023. It was opened by the South Eastern ...
David Bosher 11/11/2023
The third and final photo stop at Folkestone West by the Railway Touring Company's 'The Armistice Kentish Belle' railtour, behind LMS Jubilee no. ...
David Bosher 11/11/2023
Class 411 (4 CEP) 1592 passes Folkestone West in 1992. It was later repainted green to mark the end of slam-door stock. The centre tracks were removed ...
Bill Roberton //1992
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Another closed station in Kent. This shot shows the boat train from Victoria, passing through Folkestone East Station, crossing over to the Up line ...
Charlie Niven 07/09/1992
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Having reversed into Folkestone East Train Roads a boat train proceeds across Folkestone Junction down, in both senses, towards Folkestone Harbour ...
Charlie Niven 07/09/1992
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