|This is volume 6 of the invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network and is better value than ever before! Every part of the country is thoroughly covered over all the 10 volumes giving a complete picture of rail operations in each region. Intercity, regional railways, and freight operations in each area are highlighted. Also included are references to private steam railway sites. A comprehensive script contrasts present day workings with a brief history of the development of the rail network in each area. Volume 6 covers the following approximate area:- • Maidenhead - Dover, Brighton - London. Mainlines Paddington to Reading, Victoria to Gatwick, Hastings to Brighton, Dartford to Dover, Waterloo to Cheriton, Channel Tunnel. Branch Lines Maidenhead to Marlow, Slough to Windsor & Eton Central, Sheerness, Folkestone Harbour. • Preserved Lines Bluebell Railway, Kent & East Sussex. • Freight Flows Dungeness nuclear traffic, Freightliners from Grain, Channel Tunnel flows, freight around Acton yard. • Notable Stations Paddington, Euston, Kings Cross, Victoria, Waterloo, Battle, Brighton, Eastbourne. • Loco Classes 33, 37, 47, 59, 60, 73, 91, 92, DMU, EMU, HST, Le Shuttle, Eurostar & preserved steam. • Although this is one of the busiest parts of the present day British network, it contains many historical and interesting back waters, some which still feature semaphore signals. There's even a manned level crossing on the new Eurostar international route to be seen! The vast amount of commuter services contrast with the few remaining domestic freight flows that can still be seen in the South East plus the new channel tunnel freight services. There's also a visit to one of the country's most popular preserved lines; the Bluebell.|
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