Tenterden Terrier

East Kent Light Railway

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Articles on Aspects of His Railways - East Kent Light Railway

'The editors intend that this section will have regular articles on individual Colonel Stephens Railways, how they came about and how they were run. The Museum is in being to promote interest and research into his railways. Should you wish to contribute original, suitable and well researched material we will be happy to consider it, just E-mail us.'

The list of Topics Articles is below.

20th November 2013

Richborough Port

The Lost Hope of the East Kent Light Railway.

7th March 2011

Moving Muck

Brian Janes provides some glimpses into construction of Light Railways through a rare, surviving workman's notebook.

6th February 2008

Dismantling A Colonel Stephens Line

The photographs in this photo feature show the dismantling of the EKR mainline and were a series taken by David F B Kevan in 1958 which have been deposited in the Colonel Stephens Railway Archive. They evoke a way of doing things as far removed from today as building the original railway.

1st June 2004


This is the text of an article by Brian Janes that was published in the Tenterden Terrier, house journal of the Kent & East Sussex Railway in its Spring 2004 edition.

30th November 2002


Brian Janes looks at the attempts made by Colonel Stephens to get the East Kent Railway access to Canterbury.