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Map 2: Imberhorne Tip area

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Please note that for clarity, this map is presented at a larger scale than the previous one.
The distance between the two bridges is approximately 600 yards.


Looking up at the south-western end of the tip

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Date: 8th August 2004

Looking up at the start of the tip from the end of the long straight up from Ash Lea farm. This section of tip (south of Imberhorne Lane bridge) is owned by the Bluebell, and comprises around 18,000 cubic metres of clay and sandstone, mostly originating from the early 1970s development of Beeching Way in East Grinstead (a bypass on the route of the old railway line to Forest Row).

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Date: 14th November 2004

The view a few months later is a lot more presentable, with the face of the tip having been subject to further vegetation clearance.

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Date: 25th March 2005

Over the Easter weekend in March 2005, work started to lay a further five panels of track to extend the line right up to the face of the tip, as part of the preparations for spoil removal by rail to Horsted Keynes.

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Date: 19th June 2005

The spoil trains to remove material from the Bluebell owned section of the tip had only been running for 2 weeks when this photo was taken, but had changed the view considerably. The track has been extended into the excavated section, while material is piled up ready for loading on the right.

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Please note that although every effort has been made to make these maps as accurate as possible, I can't accept responsibility for any inaccuracies. Comments and suggestions are welcome by email please.

All un-credited photos were taken by Jon Bowers while working with the Sunday P-Way gang, either during authorised visits to the worksite or while delivering materials for the FOK / extension team. Other photos are by Dave Clarke, Lewis Norris and Paul Norris, to whom many thanks. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.


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