British Railways Past and Present, No. 20: Kent and East Sussex (2004 Edition)
'British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything has altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history.
In this volume covering Kent and East Sussex are over 260 photographs featuring
- Lines to the Kent coast - Margate, Ramsgate, Folkestone and Dover;
- The East Sussex coast - Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings;
- The North Downs, Oxted and Medway Valley lines;
- Closed routes to Gravesend, Whitstable, Westerham, Groombridge, etc; and
- Preserved lines - the Bluebell Railway, the Lavender Line, the Kent & East Sussex and the East Kent Railway
Softback, 144 pages, 260+ black & white and colour photographs
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