South Eastern Railway






Dates

  /  /1842South Eastern Railway
Opened from Reigate Junction to Tonbridge.
  /  /1842London and Croydon Railway
London and Brighton Railway and South Eastern Railway using route between Coulsdon and near London Bridge.
  /  /1843South Eastern Railway
Extended to Folkestone.
  /  /1844South Eastern Railway
Opened throughout to Dover.
  /  /1845London and Greenwich Railway
South Eastern Railway
Leased in perpetuity by the South Eastern Railway.
  /  /1846Grand Leinster and Munster Railway Wexford, Carlow and Dublin Junction Railway
Merged to become Irish South Eastern Railway.
24/07/1848Irish South Eastern Railway
Opened from Carlow to Bagenalstown.
12/11/1850Irish South Eastern Railway
Extended from Bagenalstown to Kilkenny, the Wicklow and Kilkenny Railway laying an additional track alongside its route from Lavistown to Kilkenny.
  /  /1863Irish South Eastern Railway
Absorbed by the Great Southern and Western Railway.
  /  /1864Bagenalstown and Wexford Railway
With the supporting Irish South Eastern Railway being absorbed by the Great Southern and Western Railway, and the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway un-supportive, the line closes.
01/04/1864Mid Kent Railway (South Eastern Railway)
Croydon (Addiscombe Road) opened.
  /  /1866South Eastern Railway
Sir Edward Watkin (of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, later the Great Central Railway) becomes chairman.
  /  /1906Wicklow Tramway Company
Extended from Wicklow [1st] to quay. Worked by the Dublin and South Eastern Railway.
01/01/1907Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway
Renamed Dublin and South Eastern Railway.
  /  /1917Dublin and Wicklow Railway
Between 1917 and 1921 the Dublin and South Eastern Railway placed chained concrete block on the eastern side of the line for protection from the sea for 10 miles south from Greystones.
  /  /1925Athenry and Tuam Extension to Claremorris Railway Ballinascarthy and Timoleague Junction Light Railway Ballinrobe and Claremorris Light Railway Baltimore Extension Railway Bantry Extension Railway Cavan and Leitrim Railway City of Dublin Junction Railways Clonakilty Extension Railway Cork and Macroom Direct Railway Cork and Muskerry Light Railway Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway Cork City Railways Donoughmore Extension Railway Dublin and Kingstown Railway Dublin and South Eastern Railway Great Southern Railway Loughrea and Attymon Light Railway New Ross and Waterford Extension Railway Schull and Skibbereen Light Railway South Clare Railways Southern Railway [Ireland] Timoleague and Courtmacsherry Light Railway Timoleague and Courtmacsherry Extension Light Railway Tralee and Dingle Light Railway Tralee and Fenit Railway Waterford and Tramore Railway West Carbery Tramways and Light Railways West Clare Railway
Merged to become Great Southern Railways.
01/04/1925Mid Kent Railway (South Eastern Railway)
Croydon (Addiscombe Road) renamed Croydon (Addiscombe).
28/02/1926Mid Kent Railway (South Eastern Railway)
Croydon (Addiscombe) renamed Addiscombe (Croydon).
13/06/1955Mid Kent Railway (South Eastern Railway)
Addiscombe (Croydon) renamed Addiscombe.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Redhill to Dover









165117 at Redhill on 26 July 2002 with a terminated service from Reading. ...
Ian Dinmore 26/07/2002
EWS 66082 takes a freight south through Redill station in May 2002. ...
Ian Dinmore 24/05/2002
View from a northbound service standing alongside platform 2 at Redhill station on 13 July 2002. A lengthy train of containers, ultimately destined ...
Ian Dinmore 13/07/2002
166221 awaits its departure time at Redhill platform 1 on 26 July 2002 with a Reading shuttle service. ...
Ian Dinmore 26/07/2002
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375623, from London Charing Cross, terminating at Tonbridge station on 26th August 2013. At this time on this Sunday morning, services between here ...
David Bosher 26/08/2013
Class 202 DEMU unit 1034 stands alongside the platform at Tonbridge in 1983. ...
Ian Dinmore //1983
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A 12 car Southeastern service made up of three 4 car Class 375 EMUs calls at Pluckley whilst working to London from south Kent on 28 October 2010. ...
John McIntyre 28/10/2010
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A view of the carriage sidings and Hitachi maintenance facility at Ashford where the Class 395 ^Javelin^ sets are serviced. In the background is the ...
John McIntyre 03/03/2017
An MPV on RHTT duties heads south east through rural Kent at Tutt Hill, to the north west of Ashford, on 28 October 2010. The large wall behind the ...
John McIntyre 28/10/2010
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Eurotunnel loco 9827 Barbara Hendricks stands at the departure end of a passenger vehicle shuttle rake at Folkestone terminal on 23 July whilst ...
David Pesterfield 23/07/2015
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Another closed station in Kent. This shot shows the boat train from Victoria, passing through Folkestone East Station, crossing over to the Up line ...
Charlie Niven 07/09/1992
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Having reversed into Folkestone East Train Roads a boat train proceeds across Folkestone Junction down, in both senses, towards Folkestone Harbour ...
Charlie Niven 07/09/1992
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