Sittingbourne

 


 

The station building is the oldest piece of LC&DR architecture surviving today. In fact, it

dates from the opening of the first section of line between Faversham and Chatham, when

the company was called the ''East Kent Railway''. The structure is viewed on 11th March 2004.

A similar building existed at Faversham, but only until 1897, when that station was totally

rebuilt and enlarged. David Glasspool

 


 

The goods loops are observed on the north side of the island platform on 11th March 2004 - note

the lack of third rail on these. The sidings seem to see little use now, especially with the scaling

down of Sheerness Steel's operations since July 2002 (when the owning company went into receivership).

It was here that liquid oxygen tankers were usually stabled before being hauled to the steel works for the

smelting process. David Glasspool

 


 

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