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HISTORY

Tenterden Town railway station is a heritage railway station on the Kent and East Sussex Railway in Tenterden, Kent, England.

 

When the railway line first opened in 1900, Rolvenden Station was known as "Tenterden". Its name was changed when the line extended north three years later and a station closer to Tenterden was constructed. The new Tenterden Town station opened on 16 March 1903.The line closed for regular passenger services on 4 January 1954 and all traffic in 1961. It reopened on 3 February 1974 under the aegis of the Tenterden Railway Company which bought the line between Tenterden and Bodiam. The station now houses the KESR's Carriage and Wagon works, and the Colonel Stephens Museum is located nearby.

 

EXPLORE

So we set out on our explore with a list of places We wanted to check out. After a few not amounting to much and the next couple being total fails, we parked up and regrouped! 

The  Tenterden site had been on my radar for a while (although I couldn’t be 100% about it’s location) so after a little discussion we decided to take a chance and head out to try and find the Lost Railway and its Train Graveyard.

We headed toward the closest point by road, parked up and set off along a short path way. The area was really quiet apart from the odd dog walker.  After literally five minutes we knew we were in the right place and could see the abandoned trains hidden amongst the trees.  Access was easy literally a small hop over the fence and down the bank, there they were! 

Its the first time any of us had ever done an explore of this nature and it was amazing... 

Anyway here are some of the pictures we took throughout the explore.

Thanks for reading 😊

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On 8/14/2018 at 1:23 PM, btn_urbex said:

 

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Partly already pretty rotten, but an interesting history and some very nice shots.  The pic above is one of my favorite, I really like the plants between the rusty train. :) 

 

 

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Thank you! 😁

This is my favourite picture too... 

yep some of the flooring is a bit iffy, it was the first time I’ve ever done a site like this and really enjoyed it 😊

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That's cool. Reminds me of the Norden train graveyard down near Bournemouth which is a fair bit bigger. Thanks for sharing :)

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