Links to Preserved Railways, Historical Societys and Train Operating Companies
Southern Electric Group
Recognized as the leading organization for devotees of the UK “Southern Electric” system and is an authoritative source of information on the “Southern Electric” dc network
This website aims to look at the railways of Kent and the general South Eastern Division from a historical perspective, mainly concentrating on the development of infrastructure (stations and actual routes), locomotives and rolling stock in the region.
Kent & East Sussex Railway
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country’s finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from Tenterden – “The Jewel of The Weald” for ten and a half miles, through the unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley, to terminate in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam
Gravesend West branch
link to Wikipedia site
Swanley New Barn Railway
The SNBR is set in the picturesque Swanley park, which contains apart from the railway, a large family boating lake, sand pit, paddling pool, café, bouncy castle, kiddie electric bikes and an excellent play ground, all inside the 60 acre park. The railway however is not a pure pleasure line, with most of its custom coming from its primary function as a transportation service of visitors and their bulky luggage.
East Kent Railway
Is an exciting up and coming heritage railway deep in the Kent countryside. It was originally built to serve the Kent collieries and today is run entirely by volunteers.
The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
A delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.
Hundred of Hoo railway
Link to Wikipedia site
Runs between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park stations
One of the largest resources on the web for seam recordings
National Railway museum
The National Archives.
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway
This unique line was built in 1905 for the transportation of the raw materials required for the manufacture of paper.
Thames Medway Canal Association
Gravesend Historical Association
Tilbury – Gravesend ferry
Link to Wikipedia
Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust
The Gravesend Model Marine & Engineering Society
Sir William McAlpine’s private railway not often open to the public – see website for details
STEAM – Railway Museum of the Great Western Railway
North Norfolk Railway
Bure Valley Railway
Nene valley Railway
Severn valley Railway
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
LINKS TO TRAIN OPERATING COMPANIES
Abellio Greater Anglia
Transport for London
Virgin East Coast
East Midlands Trains
Virgin West Coast
Great Western Railway
(Link to the Elizabethan line via Transport for London website)
South West Railway