Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 93 – Spring 2004

Tenterden Terrier Number 93Number 93 – Spring 2004

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Saturday 2nd January 1954
Ralph Gillam
Recollections of the last train round trip from Headcorn to Robertsbridge and back with a party from the Norbury and South London Transport Club on the last day of passenger services on the K&ESR.  Photographs by Colin Hogg taken on the same day are reproduced on pages 20-21

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How did we do in 2003?
Unaudited accounts for 2003 indicate a significant overall profit and a further reduction in the level of debt

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Tickets please!
Ken Dow
Total passengers carried increased by more than 4% over 2002 to 96,580.  Average number of passengers per train increased from 87 to 89, despite increasing the number of running days from 168 to 175

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The signal box
Anthony Cooke
Outlines the training required to become a signalman on the K&ESR

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The ‘Buckets’
Brian Janes
Since reopening of the K&ESR as a heritage line, a mainstay of the locomotive fleet has been the 0-6-0ST class variously known as Austerities, J94, Hunslet 18 inch and, in K&ESR operating circles at least, Buckets.  This article sets out the background and origins of these rugged, if not always loved, saddle tanks.  See also letter referring to RSH 7086/43, WD No. 75050 and at one time K&ESR No. 27, Tenterden Terrier No. 94, 41, Summer 2004

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The Kent and East Sussex Railway – an appreciation of the old company
Brian Janes
With the railway finally achieving the legal name under which it has traded for so long, this article looks back at the achievements of the company that first acquired that name 100 years ago

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Change at Shepherdswell: how Golgotha Tunnel came about
Brian Janes
Discusses the reasons for changes in the original plans for the East Kent Railways between Shepherdswell and Tilmanstone in 1911-13