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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by martin1656, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. marshall5

    marshall5 Well-Known Member

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    IIRC it was renamed Sutton as it was purchased by Sutton Borough Council for display in the Borough. Thankfully it found a better home.
    Ray.
     
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    ...as does the smokebox handrail.
     
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    I think the addition has arrived...
     

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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    The station at Tenterden has to be one of vanishingly few places in the UK where the 'Town' bit was actually a reasonably accurate suffix!
     
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    The Mayor of Tenterden makes a bit of a splash!

    A bottle of Kentish Chapel Down sparkling goes west watched by the Mayor of Ashford and Lady McAlpine to ‘christen’ terrier 70 ‘Poplar’ this morning.

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    Nice of Lady MacAlpine to dye her hair the same colour as the Terrier.
     
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    Is that Go Johnny go, go, go go?


    Chris
     
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    Just out of interest, is it still planned to have loco eventually turned out with smokebox wingplates and dummy condensing pipes as originally planned, or has this been dropped or delayed due to the tight timescale getting the loco back in operation in time?
     
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    Some more ‘Poplar’ snaps from yesterday.

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    Thanks for the pictures Robin - the signal box looks almost "historic" apart from the shoulder bags ...and laptop on the desk...
     
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    Out of interest, any reason the loco has been turned to face downhill? Photo opportunities or operational reasons? Or that's just the way it came off the lorry?
     
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    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

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    Will it be an "unpoplar" move then? ;)
     
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    Will this engine
     
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    Be staying this colour? I think engines like this will be getting the visitors and there members up because it’s so different to all the other railways a lot of the engines are always British railways
     
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    Poplar and Knowle approaching Rolvenden with their first train of the day.
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    The pair with the 1420 from Tenterden, leaving Rolvenden with Knowle now leading.
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    Not to forget Swiftsure in service on the other set, approaching Rolvenden with a train for Tenterden.
     
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    Out of curiosity has Knowle been fully repaired now having been withdrawn a few months ago for mechanical attention or does it still require future work? Thanks
     
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    It will be staying in this livery for 2-3 years and will then be repainted, as will Knowle.

    Robin
     
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    Knowle has not been fully repaired. Work will be required, but there is no timescale for this yet. I think, at 144 years of age, she can be forgiven for having the odd issue!
     
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