Tendring Hundred Railway






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Colchester to Walton-on-Naze



Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway 4-8-2 No 5 Hercules with a train at Hythe in August 1990. ...
Peter Todd 04/08/1990
A Class 309 EMU, forming an evening service from Clacton & Walton to Liverpool Street, approaches Hythe along the bank of the River Colne on 9th ...
Mark Dufton 09/08/1976
A Class 321 EMU slows for the stop at Hythe station on 7th January 2012. It will call after at Colchester Town, reverse and terminate at Colchester. ...
Mark Dufton 07/01/2012
A Class 308/1 EMU is recorded between Wivenhoe and Hythe while working a Clacton/Walton to Colchester local service on 17th May 1976. These 1961 ...
Mark Dufton 17/05/1976
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In 2017, Network Rail announced that it intended to close several footpath crossings in Essex. This photo shows one of these, at Paget Road in ...
Mark Dufton 04/04/2017
A Class 101 DMU passes through Wivenhoe station on 23rd August 1981. The train was a “Seaside Special” that had visited Clacton and Walton (where ...
Mark Dufton 23/08/1981
In the 1980s, August Bank Holidays still saw very large influxes of day trippers from London into the coastal resorts of Clacton and Walton. British ...
Mark Dufton 25/08/1980
A phantom of the small hours, the Class 31 hauled 03.20 newspaper train from Liverpool Street to Clacton is seen at a little after 5 a.m. flitting ...
Mark Dufton 21/06/1984
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The Colchester to Clacton and Walton line has lost only two stations during its history, but oddly both closures have been to the detriment of the ...
Mark Dufton 30/08/1976
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Thorpe-le-Soken, looking towards Colchester, on 18th September 2020. When I first got to know this station in the 1960s, it was a delightful country ...
David Bosher 18/09/2020
Thorpe-le-Soken is the Clacton-On-Sea line junction in Essex for the single track branch to Walton-On-The-Naze. The station has been downgraded since ...
David Bosher 18/09/2020
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Since the abolition of the short-lived crossing loop at Frinton-on-Sea, Kirby Cross is now the only crossing loop on the single track branch to ...
David Bosher 18/09/2020
The down platform at Kirby Cross, looking east towards Frinton and Walton-on-Naze on 11th July 1976. Passenger business on the branch was very good ...
Mark Dufton 11/07/1976
Class 312 EMU meets Class 105 DMU at Kirby Cross on 30th July 1983. A rare sight on the Thorpe le Soken to Walton on the Naze line, the DMU was ...
Mark Dufton 30/07/1983
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Abandoned loop platform at Frinton-on-Sea, on the single track branch from Thorpe-le-Soken to Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex, seen from a Walton service ...
David Bosher 18/09/2020
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321320, just arrived at the seaside terminus at Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex and waiting to return to Colchester via Colchester Town, on 18th September ...
David Bosher 18/09/2020
A moment of quiet contemplation for the signalman at Walton-on-the-Naze in August 1982. The box had one week of operational life left. ...
Mark Dufton /08/1982
Seaside trippers await their train home at Walton-on-the-Naze station on a warm and sunny 3rd June 1978. Platform 2 is occupied by a stabled Class 302 ...
Mark Dufton 03/06/1978
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