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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 18 – Spring 1979

Tenterden Terrier Number 18Number 18 – Spring 1979

Passenger numbers 1978
Donald Wilson and Colin Deverell
A total of 50148 passengers were carried in 1978, 34% more than in 1977.  The number of operating days increased from 107 to 121

Tunnel freight
Paul Sutton
Rolling stock acquired from the Tunnel Cement Company works at West Thurrock in 1978 was a 204hp Hunslet 0-6-0 diesel locomotive (Works No.  4208 of 1948), an LNER 25-ton Engineers Dept. ballast wagon (built in 1940, BR No. DE 544391), an L&NWR 20-ton well wagon (built at Earlstown in 1911), a Barry Railway 10-ton iron van (built in 1913, GWR No. 37449) and an LNER 20-ton brake van (No. 157789, built at Doncaster in 1929).

From our ticket collection: Commuting in comfort
Robin Doust
A first-class season ticket between Headcorn and Tenterden, issued in 1916 to L. Lefeaver, Esq.

The Tenterden Steam & Country Fair
Mark Yonge
This event, on 16-17 September 1978, attracted a total of some 6800 visitors.  Includes photographs of the Fair by Eric Graves

New light on the Headcorn & Maidstone Junction Light Railway
David Scotney
Research on road and rail public transport in the Maidstone area around 1900 suggests some reasons why this proposed light railway was never built

Personalities of Colonel Stephens’ railways: Stan Plumley of the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway
Christopher Redwood
Interview with Stan Plumley, who worked on the WC&PR from 1920 until it closed in 1940, first as a fitter and later as a fireman