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Spa Valley Railway

Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge Preserved Railway


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This page shows images by Ian Boyle (©2013) of the preserved Spa Valley Railway which runs from Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge.

I first visited this railway on 19th February 2013, the first operating day of the season and the first day back in service for the excellently restored Class 207 DEMU in BR blue/grey colours. Services were restricted to the Tunbridge-Groombridge section and I will return later in the year to see the Groombridge-Eridge section and some steam.




Map of the Spa Valley Railway (in green)
Spa Valley Railway Map


 


Sections on this Page
Steam Locos on this Page
   47493 - Jinty

Diesel & Electric Locos on this Page
   E6047 - Class 73 electro-diesel

Multiple Units on this Page
   1317 - Class 207 DEMU

Spa Valley Railway Website
   www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

Spa Valley Railway Timetables
   2013 Timetable
   2012 Timetable

 


Associated Simplon Pages





Spa Valley Railway

Loughborough - Leicester North  Preserved Railway



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Steam Locomotives


47493  0-6-0T

LMS 0-6-0T 47493


To be added







Diesel & Electric Locomotives


Class 73 - E6047

Class 73 electro-diesel E6047
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Class 33 - 33063

Class 33 33063 being worked on in the shed
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
Class 33 33063 - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk







Diesel Multiple Units


Class 207 - 1317

Class 207 diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) No.1317 at Tunbridge Wells West
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Smoke effects as the Class 207 diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) is fired up
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Class 207 diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) at Groombridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Rolling Stock

Selection of BR Mk1 and Mk2 coaches plus Class 73 electro-diesel E6047
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Other Images


Tunbridge Wells West

The original Tunbridge Wells West station - now a burger restaurant
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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The original Tunbridge Wells West station - now a burger restaurant
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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The new Tunbridge Wells West station adjacent to the original engine shed
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Groombridge

The original station building at Groombridge was sold for use as offices and part of the trackbed was used for a housing development. A new station had to be built for the Spa Valley Railway on the other side of the road bridge and a new track laid around the housing estate. The old station is currently (Feb 2013) vacant and the railway is seeking to obtain its use. If successful, this would be used to access the railway but the new platform would remain in use, a few yards from the station building.

Class 207 diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) at the new station at Groombridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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The original station at Groombridge, since used as offices
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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The original station at Groombridge showing original platform and slewed track
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Groombridge looking from the original platform through the bridge to the new station
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Groombridge - looking along the line towards Eridge showing the passing loop
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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Tunbridge Wells Central

Spa Valley Railway
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 22nd February 2013
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