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Help needed - Steam Locomotive in Garden outside Canterbury

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Hurricane, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Hurricane

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    Hi All,

    I have been thinking where my love of steam trains came from…. and then it dawned on me it was when I was in the car with my mum around the age of 4 we came across a steam locomotive in some nice chaps garden just outside Canterbury (Stodmarsh Rd).

    Now I am hoping someone can tell me which loco it was and where it is now? Somewhere I have a newspaper cutting about it but it would take months to find it! I have a feeling it was a war department tank engine but I could be completely wrong.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Orenstein & Koppel 2 foot gauge "Elsa" owned by the Rev Ted Hamer. I last saw it in 2008 stored at Preston Services.
     
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    Cheers Antony, a quick internet search turned up this page http://www.railwaysafrica.com/vn/2012/09/17/ted-hamer/

    Thanks, yes I was wrong thinking it was a war department engine (Oh and standard gauge) but I suppose I was only small at the time.

    Now I have seen a picture its definitely the same engine….. Its amazing what you can remember when you are four!

    Does anyone know if this is still at Preston?
     
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    Similar locomotives can be found on the Bredgar & Wormshill railway near Sittingbourne in Kent.
     
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