Branch Lines

 

Shoreham - Guildford
Cuckoo Line
Lewes to Uckfield & E. Grinstead
Ouse Valley
Bexhill West
Midhurst
East Grinstead
2 Branches & a Siding

 

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SUSSEX BRANCH LINES - A YEAR 2000 SURVEY 
John Blackwell

It is now over 30 years since many of the rural lines resounded to the "clickety clack" of worn out rolling stock as single coach trains often hauled by vintage engines meandered through the Sussex countryside frequently stopping to pick up one or two passengers, or more often none at all. As the new century dawns it seems appropriate to discover what remains of these long closed branches. Essential guides are an O.S. map (preferably the 1960 edition that shows the lines) and the appropriate volume of the Branch Line series of the Middleton Press, which contain photographs full of interest. This is the first of a series of articles.

1 Shoreham to Guildford

2. POLEGATE TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS - Cuckoo Line

3 LEWES TO UCKFIELD AND EAST GRINSTEAD

3a The Ouse Valley Railway

4 BEXHILL WEST BRANCH

5. RAILWAYS TO MIDHURST

6 RAILWAYS TO EAST GRINSTEAD

7 TWO BRANCHES AND A SIDING

All views presented here are those of the respective authors any do not reflect those of the Society or its officers.

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