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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 26 – Winter 1981

Tenterden Terrier Number 26Number 26 – Winter 1981

The youngest loco
Paul Sutton
The working replica of 'Rocket' was loaned by the National Railway Museum for the 1981 Steam and Country Fair and achieved a surprisingly good performance on Tenterden bank

The new railbus
Stephen Garrett
History of AC Cars 4-wheeled railbus W79978 which was delivered to the K&ESR on 13 June 1980

The 1981 Fair
Report on the Steam and Country Fair on 19-20 September 1981, with photographs by Brian Stephenson.  'Terrier' locomotive 'Fenchurch' was on loan from the Bluebell Railway

Pullman 150
Brief illustrated report of a special 'Wealden Pullman' train with invited guests, including Mr Julian Morel, former Pullman Car Company Catering Superintendant, run on 8 August 1981 to commemorate the 150th anninversary of the birth of George Mortimer Pullman

Pipe dream or prophesy?
Neil Rose
Imagines what will be happening on the K&ESR on 5 July 1991

Passenger numbers 1980
A total of 50,501 passengers were carried in 1980, a 10% increase on 1979.  Notes that average loadings per train are generally small, suggesting that too many trains are being run, even in peak season

Keeping them going
Simon Green
A brief outline of how the Locomotive Department maintains the fleet

Twenty years after
Julian Morel
The former catering superintendant of the Pullman Car Company pays tribute to the last Managing Director of the company, F.D.H. Harding