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Date: 08/10/20 03:08
European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: andersonb109

Waterloo in London. The first home of Eurostar is what brought me there in 1999. And later to get to the Mid Hant's heritage railway. 




Date: 08/10/20 11:33
Re: European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: krm152

Finally, one I've seen.  Haven't been in it but have been by it.
Thanks for continuing your great series.
ALLEN
 



Date: 08/10/20 12:31
Re: European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: boejoe

I rode a train from London to Dover via Canterbury about fifty years ago.  Would it have originated at Waterloo?



Date: 08/10/20 13:54
Re: European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: andersonb109

According to the 2010 Cooks Timetable there were then trains to Dover from  St. Pancaras, Victoria and  Charing Cross.  But not sure from 50 years ago. It looks like trains from Waterloo ran more to the southwest to placesl like Southhampton and Bournemouth. Perhaps someone from that side of the pond can correct or add to this.



Date: 08/10/20 15:07
Re: European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: cricketer8for9

No.. Victoria by far the most likely. That route, London, Canterbury, Dover was that of the London Chatham and Dover Railway. The connection to allow trains from Waterloo to serve Kent is from the 1990s. As said above Waterloo was a London and South Western Railway station. Kent is to the South East of London. 



Date: 08/10/20 15:09
Re: European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: exhaustED

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> According to the 2010 Cooks Timetable there were
> then trains to Dover from  St. Pancaras, Victoria
> and  Charing Cross.  But not sure from 50 years
> ago. It looks like trains from Waterloo ran more
> to the southwest to placesl like Southhampton and
> Bournemouth. Perhaps someone from that side of the
> pond can correct or add to this.

50 years ago it wouldn't have been from St Pancras (Midlands only destinations back then) or Waterloo (South West, as you say).



Date: 08/12/20 13:14
Re: European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: DrawingroomA

Thanks for the memories. Waterloo was the first London station I had used back in 1973.



Date: 08/13/20 11:37
Re: European Railway Stations Part 27
Author: 86235

cricketer8for9 Wrote:
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> The connection to allow
> trains from Waterloo to serve Kent is from the
> 1990s. As said above Waterloo was a London and
> South Western Railway station. Kent is to the
> South East of London. 

Not really, you've never been able to get a train to Kent from Waterloo terminus, that was just for Eurostar which didn't pick up domestically. But you have always (well ever since the 1860s) been able to catch a train to Kent from Waterloo East, a separate station of the former South Eastern Railway, first stop out of Charing X.



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