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Tenterden Terrier Number 118 - Summer 2012

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HRA management seminar
Derek Dunlavey
Report on a seminar organized by the Heritage Railways Association at the request of HM Railway Inspectorate in the light of concerns about the number of incidents and improvement notices on heritage railways. As a result of the Railways and Other Guided Transport Regulations, the safety of heritage railways is no longer assured by inspections by HMRI, but each railway is required to regulate itself by means of a Safety Management System. Implications of this for the K&ESR are outlined

May Gala Weekend
A photo feature on this event, featuring visiting GWR 2-8-0T 4247 and GNR N2 0-6-2T 1744

Branch line memories in miniature
Nick Pallant
The release by Hornby of OO gauge models of the motor train (push pull) sets converted by the Southern Region from Maunsell corridor coaches in 1959 and 1960 makes it possible for railway modellers to recreate a typical branch line train of the early 1960s. The sets worked on lines including the Allhallows, Hawkhurst and Westerham branches. Some details of the sets are listed

Drafting or draughting? for a J94
Chris Greatley
Following the success of "Armstrong" draughting on USA Class loco No. 65, the J94 owning group agreed to a trial modification of "Austerity" loco No. 23. The initial results were disappointing and puzzling, but success was eventually achieved, including reduced coal consumption

Obituary: Roger Crawford
James (Roger) Crawford died on 14 April 2012 at the age of eighty after a long illness. An early and long-standing member, he was secretary of the Kent &East Sussex Railway Association (the predecessor of the present company) and was closely involved in the negotiations to purchase the line

How we benefit from restricted funds
Philip Shaw
The finance trustee of the K&ESR explains 'restricted funds' – where money has been given or collected for a specific purpose – are handled. Beginning with the 2011 accounts, a detailed list of these funds will be included in the annual accounts

1744 and all that
Nick Pallant
One of the visiting engines at the Spring Gala was Great Northern Railway N2/1 class 0-6-2T No. 1744. Built in 1920 by the North British Locomotive Co., 1744 spent most of its main-line service working suburban trains from Kings Cross before being withdrawn in 1962. It was purchased by the Gresley Society in 1963 and since 1975 has been based at the Great Central Railway at Loughborough

Gricer's Mark I musings
A regular volunteer comments on recent happenings on the K&ESR, including benefits for volunteers, the need to retain period features and whether parrots can be taken on trains

A day at Northiam signal box
Roger Temple
Details of a signalman's Sunday at Northiam, with a three-train service, all steam-hauled, including a Pullman lunch service