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Better than Mayflower?

On my morning constitutional, I stopped for what turned out to be a long chat with a friend.  Continuing over the Redhill-Tonbridge line, I spotted a train approaching – and it looked like a real train with a locomotive.  Turned … Continue reading

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Mayflower again

After a suitable tip-off, I headed for Earlswood station (on the Brighton main line) to see a steam special pass through.  And then went home again, as it was heavily delayed, just short of Clapham Junction, waiting to take on … Continue reading

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Mayflower passes through Redhill

Last week the light just held long enough to take a few pictures of B1 class 4-6-0 ‘Mayflower’.  There were, of course, the usual warmup act of EMUs whilst waiting for the main attraction. It was quite noticeable how small … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman visits Redhill

It was all of five years ago when I watched the Flying Scotsman pass through Redhill.  Well, I remembered to revisit that same car park today to wait for the train to pass through.  I was there a little early, … Continue reading

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London to Brighton train line opened 175 years ago this week

From the Surrey Mirror, written by John Capon, who knows all there is to know about Redhill and its railways.  Read more there…. A new era for local travellers dawned exactly 175 years ago next Tuesday. For on that day … Continue reading

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Redhill Platform 0 – found!!

Finally, I’ve worked out where Platform 0 at Redhill is going to go.  Of course, the answer was buried on RMWeb, and a thread on Rebuilding London Bridge (station.)  So, the answer is that platform 0 is going to be … Continue reading

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Reigate 2020

I have failed t0 date to track down a plan showing where platform 0 at Redhill is going to be.  However, I did find this plan from 2014 by Mark Townend, showing Reigate modified to take 12-car trains and also … Continue reading

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A Tornado hits Redhill!

Friday, and I’m back at the same spot in Redhill, waiting for the replica Peppercorn A1 Pacific ‘Tornado’ to pass through.  It’s an interesting comparison to the Scotsman, and is a larger locomotive with a boiler that barely leaves room … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman visits Redhill

20 years ago, a Saturday morning treat for my son, Michael, was a visit to Redhill station to do a little trainspotting. There was plenty to see, with engineer’s trains in the sidings, ‘Dutch’ class 33’s, Mainline livery 47’s on … Continue reading

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I’m not optimistic

Reading the local paper and Network Rail’s website I find the good news that…. More trains and more seats as Network Rail kicks off five-year £2.3bn programme in South East This includes….. Sussex – Passengers in Sussex will also see … Continue reading

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