Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A railway poster for Dungeness

Here is Malcolm Saville writing in The Elusive Grasshopper in 1951:
The Dungeness terminus of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is not much more than a hundred yards from the lighthouse and consists of only one platform, a signal-box, the buildings housing the cafĂ©, and a water tank filled with the aid of a windmill pump. 
In order to dispense with a turntable and double track for reversing the engine, the single line runs into the station on a wide loop which, after completing nearly a full circle, rejoins the main track.

2 comments: said...

Childhood excursions on this railway to the windswept pebbles of Dungeness beach and a few weatherbeaten wooden homes perched near the nuclear power stations with hardy little plants growing gamely in the salty air made this a very nostalgic blog post.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy this: