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Level crossing gates at the original Canterbury terminus of the line to Whitstable, by P L Kessler
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Railway Walks
Photo © P L Kessler

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Railway Walks


Inspired by the tv series, Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury, this section aims to document the surviving remnants of Britain's many disused railways (unfortunately without the assistance of Julia Bradbury). Using photos and text, the course of each lost railway line is described in detail, enhanced where possible by photos taken during the line's heyday.

This is a growing section of the History Files, and you are encouraged to play a part by sending in your own photos (and even writing your own text). Please do get in touch   here.



Rail bridge on the former line

Cowley to Princes Risborough

The Wycombe Railway line between Oxford and Bucks opened in 1864.