Tendring Hundred Railway






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Colchester to Walton-on-Naze


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
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 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

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


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




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

A four car 309 unit from Walton-on Naze pauses at Frinton on 3rd June 1978. It is heading to Thorpe le Soken where it will join with sister units from ...
Mark Dufton 03/06/1978
Frinton on Sea finally ceased to be a gated community in April 2009 when the level crossing on the only road access was converted to automatic ...
Mark Dufton 23/08/1981