Wealden Line Campaign


Monday 25 September 2017

Images Around the Wealden Line

The photographs reproduced in this section, are a time-capsule of life in and around Wealden Line stations, mainly since the 1980's. They are just a small selection from the photographic collections featured on the Lashbrooks Photography website. This month, we concentrate on the Uckfield Area. CLICK on any image for a larger view.

 

  • Uckfield Station Area
  • The original Uckfield Station area, as it was before being demolished - as modelled by members of Uckfield Model Railway Club.

  • Uckfield Station
  • How it used to be, before removal of the footbridge and the building of a platform on the down-line on the other side of the road.

  • Uckfield Station
  • The original Uckfield Station and footbridge looking towards London

  • Uckfield Station
  • Uckfield's old station and goods shed before the buildings were demolished. The line originally continued to Lewes.

  • Uckfield Bus Station
  • Southdown Garage and Bus Station on the corner of Bell Lane and Uckfield High Street shortly before demolition

  • Fine Fare and Uckfield High Street
  • Fine Fare supermarket next to the old Uckfield Bus Station at the bottom of the High Street

  • DEMU at Uckfield Station
  • Thumper unit 1319 waiting to depart to London Victoria from Uckfield

  • Class 205 Thumper
  • A 7-1/4" gauge model of the infamous Class 205 Thumper with members of Uckfield Model Railway Club at a fete

  • Class 205 Thumper Staff Tour
  • A frequent visitor to Uckfield, the "Thumpers" are now history on Network Rail metals. This was a Southern Railway Staff Tour to celebrate the passing out of the type and replacement with modern "Turbostars". 

  • Bridge Cottage, Uckfield
  • Standing adjacent to the river and the original Uckfield Station, a real archetectual gem

  • Uckfield Station
  • The temporary Uckfield Station built on the original "down line" with the second Booking Office at right

  • Uckfield Station
  • Early platform extension works

  • Uckfield Station
  • Platform extension for 8-car trains

  • Uckfield Station Extension
  • Extending the platform to accommodate 8-car Turbostar trains at Uckfield Station

  • Uckfield Station
  • Uckfield's Original Portacabin Booking Office

  • Uckfield Ticket Office
  • Replacement for the rat infested first portacabin ticket office

  • Uckfield Ticket Office
  • Brian Hart at the second portacabin ticket office

  • Uckfield Station
  • Uckfield signalbox after it was converted for office accommodation. It is currently used by a taxi company.

  • Uckfield Signalbox
  • Decommissioned signalbox with the second booking hut in the background

  • Uckfield Signalbox
  • Formal dedication of the plaque was celebrated by a Harveys Special Railway Ale

  • Signalbox Plaque
  • Celebratory plaque fitted to Uckfield's decommissioned Signalbox

  • Uckfield Station
  • Uckfield Station building and decommissioned signalbox

  • Uckfield Station
  • Jan Pratt, Booking Clerk cuts the ribbon at the new booking hall

  • Uckfield Station
  • The new booking hall from across the river

  • Uckfield Station
  • Platform view of the new booking hall

  • Uckfield Station
  • Looking towards Buxted from the new modular station building

  • Turbostar at Uckfield
  • A new Turbostar train ready to head for London Bridge

  • Class 171 Interior
  • Drivers cab interior view

  • Class 171 Cab Interior
  • view across the driving cab of the new Turbostar trains

  • Uckfield Station
  • WLC meeting the public event

  • Caroline Lucas at Uckfield
  • Caroline Lucas MP meets up with Brian Hart

  • Uckfield Station
  • Loco hauled passenger train entering Uckfield

  • Uckfield Station
  • Surveyor making notes near Uckfield

  • Wealden Way
  • An Original Promotional screensaver commissioned by WLC

  • Uckfield Station site
  • The derelict original Uckfield Station site which is essential for any rebuiding of the line towards Brighton

  • Class 73 at Uckfield
  • Class 73 arriving at the original Uckfield station circa 1983

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