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Terrier Number 14 – Winter 1977

Tenterden Terrier Number 14Number 14 – Winter 1977

The Detling Extension
Simon Green
The K&ESR exhibit at the Kent County Show in July 1977 included locomotive ‘Marcia’, two lengths of track (250 feet with flat-bottom rail and 180 feet with bullhead), two wagons, a Wickham trolley and two pump trolleys

Keeping the passengers moving
Paul Ramsden
Outlines the work and the objectives of the Carriage and Wagon Department.  Mentions the arrival on the K&ESR on 26 and 27 July 1977 on three BR Mark 1 carriages (M25446, E3753 and S4037) and a Southern Railway four-wheeled passenger brake van (S440S)

The last day
Peter Davis
Concludes the reminiscences of the last-day special train from Headcorn to Robertsbridge on 2 January 1954

Steam Up – 1977
Mark Yonge
Brief report on the second annual steam event on 17-18 September 1977, with photographs by Brian Stephenson

Oh, Mr Porter!
Mark Yonge
The making of the Gainsborough film of 1937, based on interviews with the art director, Alec Vetchinsky, and Colin Abbott, who fired the locomotive (K&ESR No. 2 ‘Northiam’) during filming

The Hesperus quads
Stephen Garrett
Outlines the history of the four locomotives named ‘Hesperus’ on the Colonel Stephens railways: a rebuilt Neilson 0-4-2ST on the Selsey Tramway, an ‘Ilfracombe Goods’ 0-6-0 on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway (No. 3), a Sharp Stewart 2-4-0T on the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway, and a Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST (as rebuilt by the Great Western) on the K&ESR (No. 8)

From our ticket collection – Hop-pickers’ holiday
Robin Doust
Illustrates and describes two tickets printed for hop-pickers in the 1940s

Boats on Newmill Channel
Brian Stephenson
Photograph of a train on the Oxney Straight hauled by No. 23 ‘Holman F. Stephens’ passing sailing boats on the Newmill Channel