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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 29 – Winter 1982

Tenterden Terrier Number 29Number 29 – Winter 1982

New arrivals
Paul Sutton
A permanent way depot steam crane from Ashford (BR No. DS 451, built in 1949), a bogie match wagon (BR No. DS 70003), and a former Maunsell open third carriage (BR No. 083181, previously DS 70201, originally 1346, built at Eastleigh in 1933)

Diesel from Dagenham – part 2
Andrew Webb
Details of the rebuilding of this BTH diesel locomotive of 1931

‘Northiam’ goes to Sheffield Park
Philip Shaw
Illustrated article on the loan of ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST No. 25 to the Bluebell Railway

Hirings and firings: Kent & East Sussex locomotives in the thirties and forties
Stephen Garrett
Article on the locomotives used in this period, with particular mention of those hired from the Southern Railway.  Includes a table showing locomotives used in each 3-month period from October 1936 to May 1948

Why do the numbers keep falling?

Philip Shaw
Discussion of this question, with suggestions for longer-term remedies and short-term palliatives.  A number of points raised in recent letters to the editor are quoted

Fair, despite the weather
Illustrated report on the Steam and Country Fair in September 1982.  The highlight on the railway was the return to service of Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST “Charwelton”