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Terrier Number 102 – Spring 2007

Tenterden Terrier Number 102Number 102 – Spring 2007

Tickets please!
Ken Dow and Duncan Buchanan
Analysis of the passengers carried in 2006. There were 87,933 passengers (2.3% more than in 2005) carried on 999 trains – an average of 88 per train compared with 83 in 2005. Pullmans, charters, privileges, etc brought the overall total to 94,437, 2.4% up on 2005.

Our heritage policy
In February 2007, the K&ESR Board completed a review of the railway’s heritage policy and issued a revised guidance document for use of managers, staff and volunteers. This provides guidelines for the style of buildings and structures, lineside and permanent way, signals, operating requirements, and rolling stock. An appendix lists vehicles of greatest historic importance and rarity which should be treated with particular care

Boiler water treatment on the K&ESR
Chris Greatley
Describes the development of boiler water treatment, including a reverse osmosis treatment plant at Rolvenden, commissioned in August 2004. These improvements have eliminated priming, maximized locomotive availability and reduced boiler scale deposits

Stephens 75
Philip Shaw
Commemorative events organised by the Colonel Stephens Society on 28 October 2006, the 75th anniversary of the death of Holman F. Stephens, included a luncheon at the Charing Cross Hotel and a visit to the Brompton Cemetery where wreaths were laid at the grave by Ross Shimmon on behalf of the Society and Philip Shaw and John Miller on behalf of the K&ESR. Some details of the Colonel’s death, funeral and will are included

Hunting down the past
John Scott Morgan
The author of several books on the K&ESR and other Colonel Stephens railways describes his fascination with the K&ESR which began in1968, and how he began collecting photographs of light railways

A Norwegian breather
Neil Rose
Report on progress with the overhaul of Norwegian State Railways (NSB) mogul No. 376. Notes that the locomotive axles (still in good condition) are stamped “Bofors 1919”

Bus connections
John Miller
A handbill of 1929 recently acquired by the Museum advertises a connecting motor bus service run by John Dengate & Son of Beckley from Northiam station to Northiam village and Beckley. The leaflet was “printed at the company’s works Rolvenden”, where Jimmy Norton was the printer

History of the Maidstone Area Group
David Tibbatts
The Maidstone Area Group of the K&ESR closed at the end of 2006. Since its formation in 1974, it had been responsible for a number of projects, including the salvage and eventual re-erection at Tenterden of the Maidstone & District Bus Station, organizing model railway exhibitions, displays at the Kent County Show at Detling, floats at the Maidstone Carnival, a pump trolley, 289 open meetings, and outings