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Map 3: Hill Place Bridge to East Grinstead

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On Imberhorne Viaduct

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Date: 7th May 1995

The handing over ceremony of Imberhorne Viaduct from Network SouthEast to the Bluebell Railway occurred on 8th September 1992, with track in-situ. The task of removing these sidings for safe keeping and to allow easier access for examination of the structure began a few years later.

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Photo: Paul Norris

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Date: 7th January 1996

The removal work seen in full swing - the rails and fittings were taken to the Bluebell's compound at East Grinstead, located at the northern end of the viaduct.

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Photo: Paul Norris

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Date: 22nd August 2004

Looking towards Kingscote off the end of the viaduct in Summer 2004 - when this photo was taken, Bluebell laid tracks were only about 3/4 of a mile away the other side of Imberhorne tip.

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Date: 7th May 1995

Spinning the camera around 180 degrees from the previous set of pictures shows the view along the viaduct towards East Grinstead.

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Photo: Paul Norris

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Date: 22nd August 2004

This recent view illustrates some of the repairs made to the viaduct's vandalised brickwork.

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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, Paul Norris and Tony Frost, to whom many thanks. Many thanks are also due to Dave Clarke for his help with the captions. All photos remain the copyright of the photographer.


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