Similarly the K&ESR website with stock lists etc. is not immediately obvious from the website aimed at the general public -...
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Interesting collection of photos, but with my pedant hat on, I think the first photo (A146) is a Q1 class not an H (note the cab roof).
Probably a discussion for elsewhere, but I recall travelling in an LMS design sleeping car on the Euston-Barrow sleeper some time in the mid...
Thanks for the correction - I was confused by the similar history of the two.
For the record, the ECJS body was at Tenterden at one time (I think just for storage, no work done on it there). Photo on 12 June 1977 -
The tunnels are no longer width restricted. There would just be the small matter of getting it to Robertsbridge by rail...
There are some pretty ferocious curves and indeed steep gradients between Calstock and Gunnislake (it was built as a narrow gauge line).
Firefly also appeared at the Hastings Miniature Railway - https://www.flickr.com/photos/21602076@N05/42251289185
My sympathy from another retired Staplehurst commuter. What happened to me occasionally was getting a later train than usual which didn't call at...
I'm sure many of the events described are based on things that really happened. Take the electricity pole incident - you couldn't make it up!
Very much still is - was talking to him at the Colonel Stephens Museum only yesterday.
Couple of photos of the bridge from June 2016. Ironwork is actually dated 1892...
Tom Burnham, Staplehurst
No, that's No 377 of the same class, which I believe is now at Bressingham.
Link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/21602076@N05/4946428050
Robertsbridge Junction was always named as such in the pre-1948 company timetables - in those days K&ESR trains used the back of the main-line...
Interesting read - thanks. Tom
The pub in the village is actually called The Salehurst Halt, so it would be odd if the railway ran through without stopping...
Called in at Wansford at lunchtime today and found it being unloaded from the road trailer.
Perhaps fairer to say how close to the RH&DR people had laid out their gardens!
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