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Richborough is a quiet location in Kent. The line here is between Minster and Sandwich. Remains of the old East Kent Light Railway can be found here. Remains of an old fort are also in this area.
Railway type and traffic
Class 375 Electrostars are the staple diet on this stretch of line.
The location here is a quiet foot-crossing. in the countryside, although it is close to the busy A256. It is also possible to walk a short way in each direction along the river Stour here. If you take the northwards path you will reach another foot-crossing, although shots from here are not great.
If you do walk to this crossing, beware of the dog! However, his bark is worse than his bite - apparently!!
From Sandwich, head for the A257 towards Canterbury. Before you reach the railway crossing, you need to turn right down Richborough road. This then passes under the A256, then crosses the railway line. Your location is just around the corner on the right. Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Richborough map co-ordinates
There is room to park by the public footpath sign.
There is nothing at all at this location. However, you could always go into Sandwich for a ... beef and onion pie??? Groan - Ed!
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Richborough general view map
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Shots can be had in both directions here, although the old pillars of the East Kent Light Railway limit southbound shots from one side of the crossing. However, from the west side of the crossing, good southbound shots can be had in the afternoon and evenings. Northbound shots can be awkward on a sunny day, so it`s probably best to go somewhere else!
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking north
Fig 5 - Looking south
From the crossing further north.
Fig 6 - Looking north
From the crossing further north.
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