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The picture above shows one of the highlights of a ride on the Kent and East Sussex Railway – Tenterden Bank.  The section from Rolvenden to Tenterden has an impressive gradient of 1 in 50, requiring the driver to open the regulator and fireman work very hard indeed! Today we look at yet another star…

UK Heritage Hub Competition Time

  Asperger’s Fundraiser, the innovative team behind The Aspergers Flyer, have joined forces with UK Heritage Hub to run the ‪#‎FreeFlyer‬Competition, the very first in UKHH’s 2 year history! On the 7th of August, our team are visiting the Kirklees Light Railway to run an evening special designed to whet the appetite of anybody in love…

Born in the USA

Moving home continues for this author, but here’s another blog post looking at a star of the Kent and East Sussex Railway’s gala (click here for more), a USA dock tank. Charismatic and varied, the fleet of light steam engines working on the Kent and east Sussex railway gala had two locomotives that could be…

Football Crazy

Originally posted on National Railway Museum blog:
As we all settle down to enjoy the trials, tribulations and heroic moments of the 2014 world Cup; few would connect the beautiful game with railways. Yet the early story of football is thoroughly intertwined with the story of Railways. Football Specials were the transport of chice for…

Follow the rails…

Originally posted on Shayne T Wright:
A kid shrieks from the rear of the car, “Train! A STEAM train!”. Do you remember the days when you were that kid? When did your wonderment of the world cease to be for you? Was it about the same time the stress of the world knocked heavily on…

Gervase

Fortunately, another quick break from moving home has allowed another blog post to be squeezed in!  After looking at what is a common prototype (albeit a locomotive with a story to tell) in austerity saddle tank 23 Holman F Stephens (click here to read), today we look at something very unusual.  It is was avery…