Wartime pill boxes told the tale of an armoured railway.
|Taken||07 June 1956|
|Location||Chattenden and Upnor Railway|
|Camera||Rolleiflex 21/4 square|
|Lens||Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f2.8|
Posted by Mike Bird on November 15 2009 at 10:46
I grew up near Chattenden & my schoolfriend lived just behind the station. The branch line led to the railway depot and at the other end of the platform there was a water tank from the days of steam.
There is still some track in situ between Chattenden and the site of Four Elms Hill Bridge. How it escaped the scrapmen I do not know. The area is now scheduled for a housing scheme and I doubt the old line will be so lucky when the developers arrive.
Posted by Matthew Taylor on October 28 2019 at 23:43
I have found this junction on a OS 1,1,250 map dated 1944-67.
You can clearly see the signal box (SB) in the middle and the signals (SP) each end.