The Hundred Of Hoo Railway
- The Hundred Of Hoo Railway
- Situated on the bleak and lonely Kentish peninsula bordering the River Thames, this remarkable railway was opened in 1882 with the intention of establishing a vast continental port on the banks of the River Medway.
- Eventual failure left the weird and mysterious station, pier and hotel at Port Victoria isolated and rotting, but not before it had found favour with Queen Victoria, Edward VII and the German Kaiser.
- While ghostly Port Victoria faded into oblivion, the Southern Railway built a spur to Allhallows-on-Sea, dreaming of a new suburban town and seaside resort.
- For a time, happy holidaymakers followed 'Sunny South Sam' to the empty marshes on the Thames, but this dream was likewise extinguished.
- The colourful history of the Hundred Of Hoo Railway is supported by a wide selection of recently, (1998), discovered and hitherto unpublished photographs as well as a range of detailed plans and diagrams
- 84 pages. Laminated Card Cover
- Wild Swan Publications
- ISBN-10 0906867738
- ISBN-13 9780906867730
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