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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 105 – Spring 2008

Tenterden Terrier Number 105Number 105 – Spring 2008

The return of the Birdcage
Nick Pallant
The restoration of South Eastern & Chatham Railway ‘birdcage’ brake carriage (SE&CR No. 1100 of 1910, later Southern Railway No. 3368, Longmoor Military Railway No. AD 5311 and K&ESR No. 61) is nearing completion.

Company Secretary’s notes
Nick Pallant
Summary of the Board meetings in October and November 2007

Tickets please
Ken Dow and Duncan Buchanan
Analysis of passengers carried in 2007. The total was 92,029, 3.6% fewer than in 2006, and possible reasons for this decline are considered

Roger Wakely Kidner 1914-2007
Tom Burnham
An obituary of R.W. Kidner, founder of the Oakwood Press, pioneer light railway enthusiast and friend of the K&ESR

Thunderbirds to go (Part 1)
Nick Pallant
Victa Railfreight, the company responsible for the rail logistics for the track laying and overhead line erection for Phase 1 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) – including the large temporary marshalling yard at Beechbrook Farm near Ashford – hired two Class 14 diesel hydraulic 0-6-0 locomotives (Nos. 48 and 49) based on the K&ESR through Stratrail Ltd., a company formed by their owners. They subsequently worked for Victa Railfreight at Chatham dockyard and Tilbury docks

Building the K&ESR
Brian Janes
Article on the financial arrangements and contracts connected with the building of the Rother Valley Railway from Robertsbridge to Rolvenden in 1900, and its extension to Tenterden Town in 1903 and to Headcorn (as the K&ESR) in 1905. Contractor for the Rother Valley section was the London & Scottish Contract Corporation, who sub-contracted a partnership of George Brown Godfrey and Charles Liddelow to do the actual work

More about figures
Philip Shaw
The K&ESR Finance Director compares the accounts of the K&ESR for 2006 with those of the Mid-Hants Railway

Tom Burnham
Article on the history of this Manning Wardle 060ST, built in 1917 as Works No. 1955 for the Park Gate Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. of Rotherham. It worked at the Charwelton, Northamptonshire, ironstone quarries until the mid-1930s, and then at Sproxton, Leicestershire, from 1942 until 1963. It moved to the K&ESR for preservation in 1964, and is currently nearing completion of an overhaul