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Kent & East Sussex Railway

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

  1. JayDee

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    5 of those images don't need a picture frame! :p
     
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    martin1656 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    was that mike driving the DMU?
     
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    Hope you enjoyed their wonderful Pullmans Theodora and Barbara. How amazing to have preserved a pair, I think 2 out of the six that were built. I still have a ticket for the dinner I had in Barbara, for the awe inspiring price of £4.50 (in something like 1980...)
     
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    It was. Handsome profile...

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    I helped serve dinner on Saturday evening in Barbara and Theodora. Price has edged up a bit.

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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Bit of thread resurrection, but this seemed the best place for this little gem. I'm sure those more familiar with the KESR than me can spot the locations - the start is Headcorn.



    Tom
     
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    The Shefflex railcar IIRC. 40 mph would seem to be a tad excessive for a Light Railway though.
     
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    The sort of junk that makes a Pacer look like overkill.
     
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    Attention: Major KESR engineering feature, St Michael's tunnel.....
     
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    The trackwork was a bit :eek:
     
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    Two trains in section?:eek:
     
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    At least they were going in the same direction!
     
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    Seems 25244 has been dragged out of the headshunt at Tenterden and is now in the shed being assessed for overhaul.
     
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    Almost! 25244 has been dragged out of the headshunt, and is at present in the C&W shed. I understand that this is due to vandalism, though, and works are being undertaken to try to make the engine more secure.
     
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    Sorry, just realised that I should have added this: D6570 Ashford is currently being assessed for overhaul by it's owning group. It has been started, and moved under it's own power, for the first time in a number of years.
     
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    Given the paucity of earthworks on many light railways, I assume there was no realistic alternative to the tunnel.
     
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    Don`t you just hate tailgaters?
     
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    Since the K&ESR once again have a similar ‘new build’ railmotor (a Ford) perhaps they’ll be able to create an updated version of this video some day, although not in precisely the same locations.

    https://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/replica-railmotor-moves-to-tenterden/
     
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    Unsung heros (1975)

    or

    ‘Not every diesel can be a Deltic’.

    (Picture courtesy of Jo Roesen)

    Robin

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    Does anyone know what will be running on Sunday? I know it is two locos from a choice of four (376, 30070, 1638 and 25).

    I would ask the railway but they are shut until just before the first train on Sunday.

    Thanks in advance.

    Andrew
     

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