Friday, 22 July 2011

knocking about Knockholt






(all copyright Rail Thing/Steve Sainsbury 1.4.1986)

It's April Fools Day 1986 and this is the small station of Knockholt in Kent. Back then everything passing through was in corporate blue and grey and even back then this was a busy spot with a lot of passing trains. As well as the electrics running to the Kent coast there were the unique 'Hastings' diesel units which were narrower than usual electric units and used only on the route to Hastings, which was electrified a few years later, resultiung the retiring of these unusual units. One has survived into preservation.
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