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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 9 - Spring 1976

Tenterden Terrier Number 9Number 9 – Spring 1976

Charles Kentsley – an appreciation
Obituary of Charles Kentsley, who died on 30 October 1975 at the age of 74.  He had been involved with the locomotive department of the K&ESR since moving to Rolvenden in 1964

Traffic census – 1975
Alan Newble
Analysis of a survey of passengers who visited the railway from 23-31 August 1975

Vintage advertising at Rolvenden
David Dine
Old enamel advertising signs are being collected to cover the corrugated asbestos cladding of the new engine shed facing the station platform

Kent & East Sussex and other rolling stock at Longmoor
R C Riley
Describes some of the carriages the author found at the Army Transportation Training Centre at Longmoor when he was posted there in 1943.  Among them was an ex-K&ESR Pickering coach (Longmoor No. 111), which had been used as the Brigadier’s inspection saloon

From our ticket collection.  The last passenger?
Robin Doust
Illustrates a ticket used to travel in the guard’s van of the daily goods train on the K&ESR, on 9 June 1961, the penultimate day of goods services

Keeping nature in check
Mark Yonge
How the permanent way is being cleared of 20 years of weed growth by hand cutting and spraying weedkiller

Number nineteen
Chris Mitchell
Photograph of K&ESR No. 19, the Norwegian mogul, which was in regular use almost throughout the 1975 season

Personalities of Colonel Stephens railways.  Dick Harffrey of the East Kent Railway
Philip Shaw and Mark Yonge
Interview with Dick Harffrey, who was stationmaster at Wingham for more than 20 years

The East Sussex Light Railway
Neil Rose
History of proposals for a 7-mile line from the Rother Valley Railway at Northiam to Rye.  A Light Railway Order was obtained in 1901, but although two extension of time Orders were granted in 1904 and 1907, it was never built.  The engineer was Holman F. Stephens

Letters to the Editor: “Birdcages”
Douglas Barnard
The writer describes his experiences when in charge of carriage and wagon maintenance on the Longmoor Military Railway in 1943-44

Absent friends.  No. 3 – The Terriers
Stephen Garrett
Brief history of ex-LB&SCR ‘Terrier’ locomotives once owned by or used on the K&ESR, which have survived in preservation

The philately of Colonel Stephens’ railways
Paul E Waters
Describes and illustrates parcel stamps used on the Kent & East Sussex Railway, the Festiniog Railway and the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway, and a letter stamp used on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire

From the railway archives: Home made steel versus imported rubber
Illustrates a K&EST time table poster of 1929, with the heading “Travel in safety across country away from the crowded roads over home made steel instead of on imported rubber – Support the local line”