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New Documentary unearths Downs Link's lost railway

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Tracing the Rails is a new captivating documentary series that retraces the forgotten history of the Horsham to Shoreham railway line that now forms part of the popular Downs Link trail.

This series illuminates the fascinating history of the now vanished Shoreham to Horsham railway line, affectionately referred to as The Steyning Line, exploring its past and profound impact on the region.

The series host, Stephen Cranford, acclaimed from BBC Radio Sussex, uncovers hidden stories, engages with local communities, and reveals stunning visuals of the once-thriving Steyning Line. 

Each episode of 'Tracing the Rails' will be a blend of historical depth and contemporary insight, designed to enchant both railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Dive into a journey of discovery and nostalgia, and experience the rich tapestry of Sussex's railway past.

The pilot episode of Tracing the Rails: Shoreham to Horsham, can be viewed on line here.

By Gavin Hewins

Published Jan. 8, 2024, 12:34 p.m.