Category Archives: Southend Pier Railway/Tramway

In Pictures: Views around Southend

We reported earlier in 2019 that the current trains running on the Southend Pier Railway are set to be replaced in the next few years with the Council planning to fund new vehicles to run along the mile long railway … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Southend Pier Railway

A tradition on many piers in the UK was the provision of a tramway or railway and whilst the vast majority have now been removed one which still very much remains – probably party because of the length of the … Continue reading

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New vehicles for Southend Pier

Many Piers in the UK have had rail borne transport operating along them and there is often a debate as to whether these are railways or tramways but over the years we have tended to cover these on and off … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Southend Pier Railway 8

Another of those it is a railway or is it a tramway conundrums is the line which runs along the UK’s longest pier at Southend. Still running to this day with more modern rolling stock the feature of this article … Continue reading

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Southend Pier Railway closed for 12 weeks

Is it a railway or is it a tramway? Either way it has been announced that the rail mounted vehicle which operates along the UK’s longest pier in Southend is to be out of action for up to 12 weeks … Continue reading

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