Southend Pier Railway - September 2004

 
Southend Pier, built in 1830, is the longest in the world (2360 yards or 2.158km).

 
Today there are two 7 car trains, built by Severn Lamb, operating on the 3ft gauge single
track railway. In this shot the train has just left the north shore station.

 
Half way along the pier is the passing loop with automatic signalling.

 
Train proceeding towards end of pier from passing loop.

 
View of station at end of the pier. Only one platform face appears to be in use.

 
View from platform of pier end station.

 
A fine view of a train just leaving the pier end station, taken from the lifeboat station at the very end of the pier.

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