Category Archives: Railways

Dover, St Margaret’s and Martin Mill Railway Line – Part II

Part 1 of the story of  Dover, St Margaret’s and Martin Mill Light Railway Company (Light Railway Company), describes its formation in 1909 and was owned by: Sir William Crundall – Chairman of Dover Harbour Board; Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st … Continue reading

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Train Ferry Dock and Train Ferries

Like many other local historians in Dover, I feel strongly that there should a special place set aside to show aspects of Dover’s sea-going history. This facility, if I had my way, would include a section on the Train Ferry … Continue reading

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Harbour Station

Dover’s first railway station, Town Station, opened on 6 February 1844 by the South Eastern Railway Company (SER) in the Pier District.  In February and March 1845 the Mayor, William Clarke, convened well attended public meetings for a railway line … Continue reading

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Southern Railway

On 19 August 1921, the Railways Act received Royal Assent that proscribed all the railway companies, which were in private hands, to merge into four ‘Groups’. One of these was the Southern Railway Company and was made up of railway … Continue reading

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