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Smiffy

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Re: Lost stations in Kent
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 12:11:13 AM »
It was probably quite busy at times as that's where the Chattenden Naval Tramway's transfer point was. That also closed the same year which may have had something to do with the station going.

Invicta Alec

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Re: Lost stations in Kent
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2019, 08:51:05 PM »
Sharnal Street station opened in 1882 and remained in use for eighty years. It closed to passengers in 1961. The closure predates Dr. Beechings axe by a couple of years so I can only assume that lack of sufficient passengers caused common sense to prevail!
The station was part of the Hundred of Hoo Railway situated between High Halstow and Beluncle halts. Here it is pictured on a summer's day in 1928.


Smiffy

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2019, 03:32:51 PM »
Hi philip b,
 
From what I can find out, the station near Swanley tunnel was called Lullingstone and had pretty much disappeared by the mid - fifties after never being used. The proposed airport was for the use of Imperial Airways.
 
The one near Hoo Junction was Milton range halt.

philip b

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Re: Lost stations in Kent
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 01:14:11 PM »
There was the station on the southern end of Swanley tunnel.Each platform about the length of a coach. Intended for the proposed airport. Airport idea dropped but the platforms (only?) were built but station never opened.
 Don't know if it counts as a station as such but the firing range close to Hoo Junction staff halt had at least one platform for the use of soldiers using the ranges.

Nemo

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Re: Lost stations in Kent
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 05:50:05 AM »
It is indeed! All 3 stations were mooted, but never built.

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 09:54:28 PM »
Nemo, I'm not sure what your map is showing - is this the proposed route for the abandoned Victorian channel tunnel?

Nemo

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Re: Lost stations in Kent
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 09:30:01 PM »
As well as having lost Admiralty Pier, Harbour, Marine and Town stations, one could perhaps argue that Dover also lost Castle (on the Goodwin Sands Airport line!), Hoverport (between Priory and Marine) and International - the last of which is shown here...

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 01:39:00 PM »
This could turn into quite an interesting thread.


Here's another one, High Halstow Halt. Opened 1906, closed in 1961.





Invicta Alec

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Lost stations in Kent
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 02:27:59 PM »
I don't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday but ask me to sing a pop song from the 1960s and I'll be word perfect! The lyrics just become ingrained when you've sung them a thousand times before. Similarly, if as a schoolboy, you stood everyday for years listening to railway station announcements on your way to school then you can instantly recall stuff like.......

.........The train on platform 4 will call at Bearstead, Lenham, Charing, Ashford, Wye, Chilham, Chartham, Canterbury West, Sturry, Chislet Colliery, Grove Ferry and Minster.

But hang on a moment, there's something wrong! There's no station at Chislet or Grove Ferry. My little rhyme only makes sense if you said it before 1966. That's when Grove Ferry last saw passengers. Chislet Colliery halt followed in 1971.

For nostalgia purposes only, a nice photo from the short time the station was renamed Grove Ferry and Upstreet.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grove_Ferry_%26_Upstreet_railway_station_(1961).jpg


Alec.