New Beckenham

Neil Walkling paid a visit to New Beckenham station on 25th January 2104 while out photographing the Buffer Puffer 11.0 railtour featuring two Class 37 diesels.

While he was there he recorded the station for inclusion on the Southern E-Group website.

NewBeckenham The photos show the shortened down platform, sadly now totally devoid of all facilities.............

photograph by Neil Walkling

.......and the up platform still more or less its original length.

photo by Neil Walkling


The station was built by the SER, the rebuilt station dating back to the SE&CR era.

The canopies are the only remaining part of the original station from its 1904 rebuild, the station itself was originally built in 1866, replacing the original four platform 1864 building situated just north of bridge road with platforms for the spur line to Beckenham Junction.

NewBeckenham The signalbox was sited just where the VDU displays are shown in the photo showing Class 465 (4NET) emu no 465248 on a Cannon Street - Hayes service.

photograph by Neil Walkling

The same unit returned with the up working on the up platform with the longer canopy

photograph by Niel Walkling

NewBeckenham Also shown is the Buffer Puffer railtour with Class 37/6 no 37610 leading through the station.............

photograph by Neil Walkling

.......and 37405 tailing with the train heading down the incline towards Clock House. The spur to Beckenham Junction is on the left.

photo by Neil Walkling


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