trainspots logo


Written by Jason Rodhouse - 30 May 2007
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Location notes
Richborough is a quiet location in Kent. The line here is between Minster and Sandwich. Remains of the old East Kent Light Railway can be found here. Remains of an old fort are also in this area.
Railway type and traffic
Class 375 Electrostars are the staple diet on this stretch of line.
Environment
The location here is a quiet foot-crossing. in the countryside, although it is close to the busy A256. It is also possible to walk a short way in each direction along the river Stour here. If you take the northwards path you will reach another foot-crossing, although shots from here are not great.
If you do walk to this crossing, beware of the dog! However, his bark is worse than his bite - apparently!!
Road directions
From Sandwich, head for the A257 towards Canterbury. Before you reach the railway crossing, you need to turn right down Richborough road. This then passes under the A256, then crosses the railway line. Your location is just around the corner on the right.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Richborough map co-ordinates
Parking
There is room to park by the public footpath sign.
Public transport
Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Amenities
There is nothing at all at this location. However, you could always go into Sandwich for a ... beef and onion pie??? Groan - Ed!
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Richborough

Googly map
Streetmap links
Richborough general view map
Richborough close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Richborough



Who likes this location on facebook



Railway Gen Group
South East Gen
Photographic notes
Shots can be had in both directions here, although the old pillars of the East Kent Light Railway limit southbound shots from one side of the crossing. However, from the west side of the crossing, good southbound shots can be had in the afternoon and evenings. Northbound shots can be awkward on a sunny day, so it`s probably best to go somewhere else!


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east


Fig 1 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south

From the crossing further north.

Fig 6 - Looking north



Fig 6 - Looking north

From the crossing further north.

Disclaimer
Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.