Monday, 25 March 2019


There is something so appealing about a British seaside town off-season, all a bit grim and run down, waiting for the return of families and children when the weather picks up. Southend-on-Sea was like that on Saturday, quite a contrast to when I went last Summer when it was very busy, especially on the pier. On this mid-March day the pier was rather desolate and empty, though it also meant it was easier to take photos of the Southend Pier Railway which is probably my favourite railway system of all.

You can see photos of the pier railway here and photos of Southend in general (mostly the pier and one of the railway stations) here.