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Railway Restoration to Hampton

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Railway Restoration to Hampton

Railway Restoration to Hampton

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway By Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway

To recreate the Hampton & Kempton Railway as a tourist attraction between Hampton and Kempton Park Station to/from the Kempton Park Triple Expansion Great Engines and the Kempton Nature Reserve..

Feltham Idea stage

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The Hampton & Kempton Railway ran from 1916 and 1945 delivering coal to feed the High pressure boilers of the Kempton Park Pumping Engines, which supplied London with clean water. Our aim is to recreate the railway to the original (narrow/2') gauge and as far as possible on the original route between Hampton and Kempton. Deviations will be needed to avoid sensitive operating areas of Thames Water and a short additional branch to Kempton Park Station to create a useful transport link to the Kempton Great Engines, and also provide access the Kempton Nature Reserve (which is presently not readily accessible by public transport).

What we'll deliver:

  • Recreate the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway
  • Give railway access from Kempton Park Station to the Kempton Great Engines
  • . Give railway access to the Kempton Nature Reserve
  • Provide a teaching facility to the local schools about hygiene/waste disposal/clean water supply/fuel & transportation.

Why it's a great idea:

This will be the only narrow gauge railway of any significant length in the London area, and certainly the only one to be a 'useful' means of transport in addition to being an enjoyable tourist attraction. The area in which it is located is a relatively depressed area of Hounslow and will provide a boost to the local economy through tourism, entertainment, volunteering opportunities, training and teaching facility for local schools (water/fuel/transport/local history)..

Steps to get it done:

This is the 'overall' project description over many years and multiple smaller project.

Location Feltham

About the space

The old track-bed of the The old track-bed of the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway


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