Fawkham Junction

22nd September 2005

Viewed from the "Chatham" main line, the double-track spur is seen immediately beyond Fawkham Junction, curving sharply in the north easterly direction. © David Glasspool

27th November 2005

This south westerly view from Whitehill Road is the changeover point between third rail and overhead wires. Under the wires, third rail continues for another 1040 yards. © David Glasspool

27th November 2005

A south westerly view from Hook Green Road shows that 1040-yard section of the line which is host to both overhead wires and third rail. © David Glasspool

4th November 2007

France-bound Class 373 No. 3009 is seen turning onto the connecting spur between the "Chatham" main line and the CTRL at Fawkham Junction. There was less than a fortnight left until "Eurostar" trains ceased running along this route for good, Phase 2 of the CTRL to St Pancras International via Ebbsfleet and Stratford being used by scheduled services from 13th of the same month. © Ian Cuthbertson

4th June 2016

After the opening of that section of the CTRL between St Pancras and Southfleet Junction, the spur from Fawkham Junction ceased to be a passenger route, but it for some time saw a weekly working of empty "Javelin" stock. The line is now out of use, Fawkham Junction itself clipped and padlocked, and has taken on a new role of storing redundant Class 373 units. This north easterly view from Hook Green Road shows the "up" line to be occupied by at least one Class 373 formation, which was hemmed in by red barricades at both ends. © David Glasspool