This website was last updated on 1st October 2014
Welcome to Kent Rail. 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. Where possible, period pictures will be included, but naturally, most content on the website at time of typing dates from more recent times. History of the motive power which has served the lines of the South Eastern Division is included where possible, with the steam traction section still very much in its infancy. This website is neither a definitive guide nor a highly detailed encyclopaedia, but will hopefully develop into a useful source of information. The website is historically-focused rather than technically geared, but the latter is most certainly included in its fundamental form within sections which it is deemed necessary. Some pictures on here are better in quality than others, but they all contribute to giving a good impression of the Kent railway scene. There is still plenty more detail and information to add to existing sections, something which will be done when it is unearthed. I hope you enjoy browsing through this website as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. David Glasspool
A look at the progress being made at London Bridge in connection with the Thameslink Programme
Kent Rail on Twitter
For those who use Twitter, website updates can also be tracked through this new feed
Pictures and information of railway infrastructure which is located within Kent and the South Eastern Division
An index concentrating on the infrastructure related to Crossrail
Pictures and information of those types which have run on Kent and South Eastern Division metals
South Eastern Division Maps
Including parts of the London, Tilbury & Southend Railway and the Central Division
Including part of the Central Division
Including industrial lines, the CTRL, and part of the Gravesend West branch
Including part of the Maidstone East Line, the CTRL, and the ''Chatham'' main line
Including sections of the North Kent & Medway Valley Lines, the CTRL, and the LT&SR
VSOE British Pullman: Fleet Review
Historical coverage of those carriages operated as part of the VSOE British Pullman fleet, Stewarts Lane
London & Greenwich Railway 150th Anniversary
Photographs and information on this special event on 23rd & 24th August 1986, organised by British Rail's Southern Region, featuring stock of the newly-formed Network SouthEast sector and locomotives provided by Railfreight, in addition to traction of preservation groups.
London Bridge Station Exhibition 1988
Photographs and information on this special event organised by the Network SouthEast Business Sector over 27th & 28th August 1988, with help and assistance from British Rail's Southern Region and the TrainLoad freight sectors.
Margate Gala 1988
Photographs and information of this special event organised by the Network SouthEast Business Sector during September 1988, featuring preserved EMU stock and a ''Deltic'' diesel.
Network's Easter Parade 1991
Photographs and information on this special event at London Bridge Station, organised by Network SouthEast and the Southern Electric Group over 30th & 31st March 1991, with help and assistance from British Rail's Southern Region (then soon to be disbanded) and the TrainLoad freight sectors.
A variety of articles ranging from Kent railway topics to those outside of the website's usual scope
''Up'' Side: Serving trains heading in the London direction
''Down'' Side: Serving trains heading away from London
The Webmaster of this site is David Glasspool. Please forward any comments to David
Website written and compiled by David Glasspool, with invaluable assistance from Mike Glasspool
Thank you to the following who have very kindly submitted information/material for use on the website:
Shane Bailey; Bryan Benn; Tom Burnham; Darren Cafferty; Derek Chard; Edward Clarkson; John Creed; Ian Dudley; Colin Duff; Peter Dunne; Raymond Fuell; Peter Gibbons; Kevin Gibson; Roger Goodrum; Paul Gould; Peter Greenhow; Keith Gunner; Ted Hamer; Chris Hicks; John Horton; Dave Humphries; Andre Kent; Stuart Marshall; Colin Martin; Alan Mitchell; David Morgan; Phil Nicholson; Tony Parker; Graham Powell; Colin Relf; Treflyn Lloyd-Roberts; Clive Standen; David Walsh; Wayne Walsh; Mike Welch
Disclaimer: All information on these pages has been provided in good faith. However, I cannot be held responsible for any information which is inaccurate or out of date. Information may be controversial or offensive to yourself and others.
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