Ghost Trains 3...


Hollingdean Abattoir Area and the LBSCR Coalgas Works.




The Story so far...



Welcome to the 3rd installment of the "ghost-trains" group of websites. The concept of ghost-trains was originally a monsterous 9 year thesis on what remained of Brighton & Hove's old railway network. Following the dreaded Beeching Cuts, most of the more romantic parts of the network were unceremoniously closed down or ripped up as they weren't productive enough and for a long time, many of them existed as patches of waste ground or else became industrial estates dotted around the Brighton area.

Some were fortunate enough to be reincarnated as cycle paths or public walkways as in the case of The Dyke Railway Trail and the Brighton Lower Goods Line. However, whatever happened to these sites eventually, most of them have had books written about them, or documentaries or dozens of web pages dedicated to them on the internet.... Except one.


I find this rather odd, seeing as this is where one of the most famous railways in the world began. The Kemptown Branch Line broke off from the Lewes Main Line in Hollingdean and as a result, many long forgotten industries sprang up around the railway installations in this area. None of them got much of a mention anywhere....... until now.

If you are new to the world of


you may like the other websites in the series.

go to the ghost-trains home page

(the master page for the ghost-trains project)

Go to the ghost-of home page

(the ghost-trains group's urban exploration website)


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All sites are work in progress and are therefore constantly updated, so please keep popping back to them as there is always something new to go on them! Also because they are work in progress there may be occasional glitches and incomplete items which might not make much sense... so please bear with me.
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