London, Chatham and Dover Railway Company

London, Chatham and Dover Railway Company

The London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Company was created in 1859 when the East Kent Railway was given parliamentary approval to change its name. Its lines ran through London and northern and eastern Kent to form a significant part of the Greater London commuter network.

The company existed until 31st December 1922 when its assets were merged with those of other companies to form the Southern Railway.

The overprint pictured on SG 172 has also been reported on SG 488.

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