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Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Forest Way Cycling

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Here’s another photograph that I took on the Forest Way path on Saturday. According to Wikipedia:

In 1866, a railway line, the Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central Line, opened from East Grinstead through to Tunbridge Wells - an extension of the line from Three Bridges. In 1966 it was closed under the Beeching axe despite being a busy commuter line. Ironically, Dr Richard Beeching lived at East Grinstead and regularly travelled up to London on the line when he was Chairman of British Rail. The disused railway line was bought by East Sussex County Council in 1971 and designated as a Country Park in 1974.

If he used to commute to London from home) Beeching surely used to take the Oxted Line from East Grinstead into London. Why would he take the longer route via Tunbridge Wells?

Posted by bigblue on 29/06/2010 at 08:37 AM
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