Articles on Aspects of His Railways - Locomotives
'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.
1st May 2007
After a prolonged period of negotiation the abandoned Potteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway line was reconstructed in a very short period of time to become known as the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire.
6th April 2006 (First published on 4th December 2001)
With the coming Terrier Weekend on the Kent and East Sussex Railway Brian Janes has revised, extended and updated an earlier article and recounts the long association of this class with the independent rural light railway. This article also appears in Tenterden Terrier No 99.
21st February 2006
In 1930 the S&MLR was experiencing a surge of mineral traffic and as a result it re-equiped itself with three tender engines only a little younger than their predecessors.
2nd November 2004
Brian Janes has been re-examining some of the dates and events surrounding Rolling stock departures and arrivals.
12th February 2004
Charles Judge draws together the various plans in the 1920s to economise on working the new Welsh Highland and the struggling Festiniog Railway through the use of pioneering traction.
Updated on 29th October 2003 (First published on 27th January 2003)
Following more correspondence on and off the Museum site we have managed to pin down the identity of the second Sentinel that trialed on the S&M.
An initial query from Tom Burnham in the Forum section of this site led to some interesting correspondence on and off the site particularly with John Hutchings of the Sentinel Society. Albyn Austin drew attention to an article written by Bill Willans in the Colonel, the Journal of the Colonel Stephens Society. Brian Janes has added some notes on the likely identity of the Locomotives concerned and the remarkable fact that one of the locomotives has survived.
26th August 2003
Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3
Brian Janes has been trawling the Colonel Stephens Archive and discovered that many previously published accounts of EKR locomotive history have been misleading. This three-part description of this fascinating line’s locomotives was originally published in The Tenterden Terrier, The House Magazine of the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
6th May 2003
An article which connects with an, unanswered, query put on the site some time ago.
6th April 2002
This article by Brian Janes is being published in the Latest Tenterden Terrier (Number 87 Spring 2002) but information obtained after press day meant that some important changes needed to be made to the text. What follows is the author’s definitive text.
8th August 2001
An article by Brian Janes on Colonel Stephens New Locomotives, which appeared in The Tenterden Terrier. Substantially revised on 6th August 2005
1st May 2001
Brian Janes writes about Colonel Stephens Favourite Tender Engines. Revised in May 2008
1st March 2001
This article is an edited combination of articles by Tom Burnham and Stephen Garrett in the Tenterden Terrier.