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Preserved Railways

The Bluebell Railway

UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway located in Sussex. The Bluebell Railway is the home of the largest amount of preserved SECR locomotives and rolling stock.

The East Kent Railway

An up and coming heritage railway deep in the Kent countryside. It was originally built to serve the Kent collieries and today is run entirely by volunteers.

The Kent & East Sussex Railway

Said to be the country's finest example of a rural light railway. Home to SECR P Class Locomotive, SECR Carriages, Cavell Van & Wagons.

Railway Societies & Groups

The Brighton Circle

Formed in 1974 with the aim of collecting and publishing information on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company and its constituents.

Southern Railways Group

The object of the group is to promote interest in the railways of southern England, in particular the Southern Railway, its pre-grouping constituents and post-nationalisation successors.

The South Western Circle

Formed in 1962, is a society for railway historians and enthusiasts interested in the London & South Western Railway (LSWR).

The Colonel Stephens Society

Formed in 1984, the Society caters for enthusiasts of the highly charismatic railways engineered and/or managed by Colonel Holman Fred Stephens.

Southern Electric Group

UK based non-profit organisation for enthusiasts, historians, modellers and preservationists of the largest third rail electric railway system in the world.

Southern Railway E-mail Group

A group formed for discussion by email over the Internet between Railway Enthusiasts, Historians and Modellers interested in the Southern Railway. Huge website of information.

The Printed Railway Ephemera Society

A group with a passion for the collection and preservation of all printed railway material. Previous publications a handbook on SER & SE&CR Luggage Labels.

The Historical Model Railway Society

Founded in 1950 by historians and modellers to collect and exchange records, drawings and photographs in the interests of accurate modelling. Large SECR archive.

Orpington & District

Model Railway Society

A Society established for over sixty years. Catering for a wide variety of railway related modelling interests and capabilities.

Allhallows - on - Sea

A website from Terry Tracey showcasing his excellent Allhallows layout in 3 mm scale with many SECR Loco’s in BR livery as they would have  looked in 1950’s & 60’s.

Bachmann Europe PLC

Bachmann a huge range of Ready to Run models, of which there are a number of locomotives and buildings suitable for those modelling the SECR.

Bachmann Collectors’ Club

The official Collectors’ Club for Bachmann Europe with a full membership package for and the member exclusive models. Previously including SECR models


Hornby is Britain's longest running manufacturer of model railways. Their range will soon feature a OO gauge Terrier in SECR livery.

SER - Kits

Dan Garrett’s well researched 7mm locomotive, wagon & carriage kits, etches & castings. For 19th Century railways generally and particularly the SER, SE&CR, LBSCR, EKR and SR.

Research, History & Museums

Disused Stations

An excellent website containing a large amount of images and information on closed passenger & goods stations. With information on closed SECR stations & lines.

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York & Shildon is the home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Including many SECR items &  Class D Locomotive.

The National Archives

The National Archives at Kew contains many documents & records that could be of use to someone researching areas the SECR history

Kent Rail

David Glasspool’s site covering the history of Kent railways from the first rails laid in Swanscombe onwards. Stations and motive power are looked at in detail with many photographs.

Guild of Railway Artists

The Guild of Railway Artists provides a tangible link between artists depicting the heritage and the modern practices of the railway scene in its many facets.

Model Railway; Groups,  Societies  & Manufacturers