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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 99 – Spring 2006

Tenterden Terrier Number 99Number 99 – Spring 2006

Thomas – more than just a revenue stream
Graham Baldwin
The general manager makes some interesting observations on what have become the most important events in the Railway’s calendar.  He believes “that ‘Days Out With Thomas’ events are our time to take the responsibility to introduce steam engines, and to educate as well as entertain”

A tale of two visits
David Brailsford
Describes working weekends, when members of the Chemin de fer de la Baie de Somme visited Tenterden in November 2005 and K&ESR staff made a return visit to the CFBS in February 2006, under the auspices of the Interreg scheme

Tickets please!  An analysis of passengers carried in 2005
A total of 92227 passengers were carried, almost the same as in 2004 but with 43 fewer trains

Colonel Stephens’ Terriers
Brian Janes
With the coming Terrier event in May 2006, this article recounts the long association of this class with the railways built or managed by Colonel Stephens, including the K&ESR, Edge Hill Light Railway, Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway, Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Sheppey Light Railway (SE&CR).  Also mentions a ‘Terrier’ boiler acquired for the East Kent Railway, and the locomotives hired to the K&ESR by the Southern Railway and used in the British Railways era

Enthusiasts visit the Kent & East Sussex line in 1949
Ralph Gillam
Recollections of an excursion by the Norbury & South London Transport Club on 9 April 1949

The curious affair of the Colonel’s will
Philip Shaw
Describes Colonel Stephens’ will made in January 1931.  The main beneficiaries were four of Stephens’ staff.  Also outlines the Colonel’s estate, including his shareholdings in the various railways with which he was associated.  Those in the Selsey Tramway had mostly been acquired from the estate of Henry Montague Bates, a fellow member of the Eccentric Club, who died in 1929

The return of the Cavell van – Part One
Tom Burnham
The prototype South Eastern & Chatham Railway luggage van No. 132, now on the K&ESR, was used to convey the body of Edith Cavell from Dover to Victoria on 15 May 1919