Postcard Album: Steep Grade Railway, Devil’s Dyke, Sussex

17 Mar

Several weeks ago I mentioned the steep grade railway that once ran up and down the side of the South Downs at Devil’s Dyke near Brighton, Sussex. Well, the postcard below shows the “station” at the top of this railway.

This is a superb postcard, showing much detail of the station, which doesn’t exist any more (apart from some brick foundations). Not only does it show the engine house and platform but also one of the carriages is in view.

The publisher’s name is down the left-hand sided, Mezzotint Co. of Brighton, and although this postcard wasn’t posted (so no postmark) it was probably published around 1904. Although it wasn’t postally used it does have an interesting message on the back. I wonder who Vera was?

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3 Responses to “Postcard Album: Steep Grade Railway, Devil’s Dyke, Sussex”

  1. Yolanda Presant March 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Hmmmm… Vera eh? I have heard of one of these crashing, I think maybe in Paris? Postcards are really great. I like the ones that show old Scottish places!

    • John Gasson March 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

      I started collecting postcards many years before I started my family history. When I started my family history it gave me a reason to expand my collection to places with family connections. Now I am blogging it has given me another excuse to expand my collection!

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