Wye


20th April 2007

Class 375 No. 375609 is seen departing Wye, trailing on the rear of a Margate to Charing Cross service. The lampposts date from about 1990, but the iron railings lining the rear of each platform are authentic features. © David Glasspool


20th April 2007

The Charing Cross service has passed and the crossing keeper re-opens the road. The current metal crossing gates were installed at the time of re-signalling, replacing an earlier wooden lattice design. The grey block, behind the crossing, occupies the former site of the SER gate box. On the left can be seen the peculiar slit windows of the main building, reminiscent of a medieval castle, whilst at the end of the ''up'' platform, the concrete of 1960 meets the vintage 19th Century brickwork. © David Glasspool


20th April 2007

A northward view from the level crossing shows that both platforms have been completely re-faced with concrete, save for the end ramps. Stonework similar to that seen on the right of this view, upon the main building, could also be witnessed once upon a time on the Station Master's house at Chartham, until this was razed to the ground following the cessation of staffing at the site in 1969. © David Glasspool