Tenterden Terrier Number 116 – Winter 2011
The shopping list
The General Manager takes a personal "blue skies" look at future projects to develop the K&ESR over the next several years. The 34 projects he would like to see are estimated to cost almost £9 million
Road transport on the K&ESR. Part 2: The motor takes over
Based on notes compiled by the late John Miller, this article describes the three Bedford lorries that provided goods collection and delivery services for the K&ESR from 1936 until nationalization in 1936
Bodiam Nursery and plants for garden railways
Changes at Bodiam Nursery, across the road from Bodiam station, over the last two years. The latest development is a 45mm gauge model railway, landscaped with plants such as dwarf conifers, alpines and herbs.
"How do they do that?" Getting locomotives and stock on to the K&ESR
Locomotives and rolling stock arriving at or leaving the K&ESR do so via Wittersham Road, where there is a siding that can be connected to a low-loader trailer using specially designed ramps. The process is illustrated with photographs of the departure of Thomas™ (actually ex-LMS class 3F 060T No 47327) in February 2011
Gricer's Mark I Musings
A regular volunteer ponders on the unique association of the K&ESR with hop-picking, the special events in 2011 – particularly the celebration of fifty years of preservation, the need for improvements to the mess room and volunteers' accommodation, and memories of the early days of the preservation society.
Ten more years
The late Neil Rose wrote an article in the Winter 1981 Tenterden Terrier ("Pipe dream or prophesy") with his ideas of what the K&ESR would be like in ten years' time. He followed this up in 1991 and 2001 with articles comparing his prediction with what had actually happened, and looking forward another ten years. This article compares the K&ESR on a typical weekday in July 2011 with Neil's forecast, and attempts to see ten years and more into the future
Legacies and gifts
This year the K&ESR has received more than a quarter of a million pounds in legacies. Donations are also important and some suggestions for ways of making these are included