Green and Heritage Transport On The Folkestone Branch Railway
Remembrance Sunday 2014 RLA wreath on extreme right.
RLA chairman presents Dan Garung with our cheque in support of the proposed Gurkha memorial to be erected in Folkestone.
At last contractors are dismantling the bamboo eyesore which has been blighting the inner harbour. It was erected without any kind of listed planning application on a grade 2 listed part of the viaduct. It was actually seated on the rails of the branch.
All that remains here is the scaffold based skeleton of the structure and will probably be gone by the end of week commencing Mon 26-1-14. However the bad news is that this probably means that track lifting on the branch is imminent. The freeholders cannot take up ownership until the track is removed. Not to worry - we have already been pricing up the replacement track!
The campaign goes on - we will not roll over and witness the profit motivated destruction of Folkestone's and moreover the UK's essential heritage and community future.
Site of the former harbour branch carriage sidings(more recently a fun fair) adjacent to the harbour arm now operated as a truck park by Folkestone Harbour Company.
Halt the Destruction of Folkestone Harbour Railway Station
Recently we have (via the Auspices of 38 degrees) run a national petition to avert the destruction of Folkestone Harbour Station by Folkestone Harbour Company and as I write , latest total 2447. Please sign this and share to everyone you know with a viewpoint similar to yours. Here is the link :