© Don Marshall 2015
South Eastern Railway
Although the South Eastern Railway remained a separate Company from 1836 until 1923 much of the company's identity was lost when, in 1899, the SER agreed with the London Chatham & Dover Railway to share operation of the two railways, work them as a single system and pool receipts.  The new Company became the South East & Chatham Railway. The Company was largely passenger based with relatively little goods work and it had important Cross Channel traffic owning a fleet of ships.